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VOL. 21 / NO. 1 



Eastern Kentucky 



For the third consecutive year, Roy Kidd's Colonels played in the national cham- 
pionship game for the NCAA Division 1-AA crown. Despite a loss to Idaho State, 
the 1981 football season was a record-breaking success. 


EKU has gone to the "head of the class" in American College Testing's (ACT) re- 
cent College Outcome Measurement Project which showed that the University 
ranked at the top of some 160 private and public institutions. 


Homecoming '81 featured a number of "games" that returning grads usually play — 
and some new ones for returning baseball players — but the outcome was fun. 


The program for older Americans has been mushroommg on college campuses 
across the country since 1975. This past year, more than 40,000 senior citizens 
in all fifty states and Canada joined the fun and fulfillment. 



These are exciting, and challenging, 
times on the Eastern campus where the 
buzz of pride and anticipation has been 
muffled by an air of apprehension. 

Some of the good news is that the 
football Colonels advanced to the na- 
tional championship game of the 
NCAA's Division 1-AA for the third 
consecutive year. . .Roy Kidd, '55, was 
named the national 1-AA Coach of the 
Year for the second year in a row. . . 
and, the most satisfying news we've re- 
ceived in many years came in November 
when we were informed that the Ameri- 
can College Testing Service's newly de- 
veloped method for measuring success 
in teaching general education basic skills 
that help students succeed in society 
placed EKU at the top of some 160 
public and private institutions across 
America. (See story on page 5.) 

But, even as we celebrate our aca- 
demic and athletic successes, our enjoy- 
ment is tempered by an awareness that 
we face an economic future at the insti- 
tution that threatens the quality of all 
our programs. 

Hard, painful decisions brought 
about by inadequate funding are noth- 
ing new to EKU. Over the past two 
years, the University has absorbed $3.3 

million in recurring reductions of state 
support. This was our share of reduced 
support to higher education that totaled 
some $40 million. We, along with the 
other institutions in the state, faced and 
lived with that reduction in an equitable 

The same economic downturn, na- 
tionally and in Kentucky, that forced 
the reductions during 1980-82 has pro- 
duced a recommended funding increase 
for higher education in 1982-84 that 
would total only $24.5 million during 
1982-83 and $29.5 million in 1983-84. 

The allocation of those dollars was 
an undecided issue at the time of this 
writing. The Council on Higher Educa- 
tion recommended to the Governor that 
a controversial new formula, called the 
"Mission Model" be used in distributing 
state support to the institutions. The 
net effect of the "Mission Model" 
would be to dramatically change the 
percentage distribution of state appro- 
priation among the institutions. The big 
winners: The University of Kentucky 
and the University of Louisville. The 
big losers: Eastern, Morehead, Murray 
and Western. The reason behind the 
shifts in state support under the "Mis- 
sion Model" is the way in which the for- 
mula reduces the priority of instruction. 
Since the regional universities are pri- 
marily teaching institutions, they would 
suffer under the formula. 

The formula issue is certainly one 
that has far reaching implications and 
has been opposed by the regional insti- 
tutions on the grounds that the formula. 

as it now stands, is fundamentally unfair 
to the regional institutions. For that 
matter, since it downplays instruction, 
it is unfair to students at all eight public 
universities in Kentucky. It also would 
force-through withdrawal of state sup- 
port-drastic changes in intercollegiate 
athletics and other programs like our 
laboratory school without any period of 

Our students deserve better. Our 
citizens should demand fair and equi- 
table funding for public higher educa- 
tion in Kentucky. 

Regardless of the outcome of the 
funding controversy, it is inevitable that 
funds appropriated by the state legisla- 
ture will be insufficient to maintain the 
quality of Eastern's historic and primary 

So, again, the annual exercise of re- 
ducing recurring costs of support ser- 
vices is painfully taking place. And the 
pain this time is excruciating because 
since there's no fat to be found, not 
even any spare lean, amputation of cer- 
tain programs may well be necessary. 
Some others, if they are to continue, 
must somehow make the adjustments 
necessary to become self-supporting. 

One such program is the one that 
makes possible the very pages you are 
reading. After 75 years of direct sup- 
port from the general fund of the Uni- 
versity, the Division of Alumni Affairs 
and the Alumni Association will be 
asked to become more fully, if not en- 

( Continued on page 16 I 


Donald R. Feltner, vice-president for public affairs, editor; J. Wyatt Thurman, director of alumni affairs: Ron G. Wolfe, assistant director of alumni 
affairs; Don Rist, publications design; Larry Bailey, photographic editor; Karl Park, sports editor; Warren English, Jack Frost and Paul Lambert, contri- 
buting editors. Cover art from a photograph by Will Mansfield. 

Mary D. Hunter, '43, '55, president; Mary Beth Hall, '63, first vice-president; Nancy Lewis Holcomb, '68, second vice-president; Rose M. Gabbard, '64, 
past president; Robert D. "Sandy" Goodlett, '63, '69, president elect; William M. Walters, '76, vice-president elect; Robert A. Babbage Jr., '73, vice-presi- 
dent elect. Directors: William Dosch, '56, Ann Taylor Turpin, '62, Marilyn Barnhart Hacker, '69, '80, Marilynn R. Priddy Lockwood, '68, '69. 
Eastern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity^Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, 
sex, handicap, or national origin in the admission to, or participation in, any educational program or activity which it conducts, or discriminate on such 
basis in any employment opportunity. Any complaint arising by reason of alleged discrimination shall be directed in writing to Dr. Rebecca Broaddus, 
EKU Campus, Telephone Number 622-1258. 

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By R.)n(;.W(>llc 

For the second consecutive year 
the Colonels fall one victory shy 
of the national championship. 

The sign read "EKU Colonels... 
a matter of pride" — dark rich ma- 
roon letters on a stark white back- 

It hung on the 50-yard line at 
the pioneer Bowl m Wichita Falls, 
Texas, as Eastern met Idaho State 
for the Division 1-AA national 
championship, the third time in 
three years that the Colonels have 
been in that enviable position. 

But the frigid wind began to 
whip the sign, and the painted 
letters cracked a bit in the big Tex- 
as breeze. 

Indeed, by the end of the after- 
noon, after the Bengals had beaten 
the Colonels 34-23, Colonel pride 
may have been a bit cracked, but it 
was certainly not destroyed. 

It was another record-breaking 
year for Coach Roy Kidd and his 
amazing Colonels who have made 
winning almost a habit. 

After Idaho State quarterback 
Mike Machurek had dazzled the de- 
fense for some 380 yards passing in 
the championship game, it was dif- 
ficult to look back on a 12-2 season 
with the kind of pride that surely 
was a part of the Colonels' march 
toward the Lone Star state. 

In 1979 and 1980. they got in- 
to these same playoffs without win- 
ning the Ohio Valley Conference 
crown. So, the OVC championship 
became a goal for 1981, and it was 
one they reached in perfect 8-0 

Few of the faithful fans who 
stood in the Pioneer Bowl and 
watched the Colonels come up 
short had their minds or hearts on 
the 13 previous games, but they 
were exciting times that, in retro- 
spect, contributed to a banner year 
again, and provided some of the 
proudest moments ever for EKU 

#%s the '81 season unfolded, 
many team and individual record; 
fell. Many fans didn't realize they 
were watching the most wins ever 
for an Eastern team (12); the most 
total yards ever gained by an EKU 
team (5,006); the first 3,000 yard 
season rushing (3,078); the most 
passes intercepted (26), or the most 
points ever scored in one season 

They were, perhaps, more 
aware of several outstanding indi- 
viduals who also set records in '81. 

In addition to the career (22) 
and season (lO) interception re- 
cords by George Floyd, other 
Colonels had outstanding seasons. 
Chris Isaac set a new season record 
for the most yards passing (1,683), 
as well as an overall record for total 
offense (1,766). Jamie Lovett set a 
record for the most points ever 
scored by a kicker (80). 


Early celebrations were replaced by 
dejection as losing became imminent. 
Opposite: Quarterback Chris Isaac 
looks downfield during an earlier play- 
off victory over Delaware. 

l"or the graduating seniors, their 
41-9 career won-lost record told the 
real story. They had played four 
years before the home fans and 
never lost at Hanger Field. 

The records . . . the highs . . . 
the lows . . . they were all moments 
that made the 1981 team so out- 

They were also moments that 
brought accolades to Coach Kidd 
who, for the second consecutive 
year, was named by ABC Sports 
and Chevrolet as the Division 1-AA 
national Coach of the Year. Ear- 
lier, he had been named the Ohio 
Valley Conference Coach of the 

They were, indeed, moments 
that Colonel fans will remember 
with pride. 


'ho could forget the weird 
game against Western which the 
Colonels won 19-11 after losing a 
touchdown following a perfect 
block by the official, Burrell 
Crowell, on Tron Armstrong as the 
latter stood poised in the end zone 
to receive Chris Isaac's pass. 

Those scholars of the game 
should remember well the crunch- 
ing tackles by George Floyd, as well 

as his record number of intercep- 
tions, some of which were key 
game plays. 

And then there were the faint- 
hearted fans who turned off their 
radios at the start of the fourth 
quarter in the Murray game with 
the Racers holding a commanding 
20-3 lead . . . only to read in the 
papers later that Chris Isaac had 
broken the all-time single game 
passing record (318 yards) in bring- 
ing the Colonels back for a 24-20 
victory, the first win at Murray 
State in nine years, and easily the 
key OVC game of the season. 

Even those who witnessed the 
loss to Navy in Annapolis came 
away with a good feeling about this 
team, even in defeat. 

And, if Navy was a proud mo- 
ment in defeat, no less was true of 
the Colonels in the Pioneer Bowl. 

There were lots of second 
guessers there. Some wondered 
why the Colonels chose to kick the 
ball after winning the toss. ..others 
lamented, "If only Rodney Byrd 
had intercepted that pass". ..if only 
the official hadn't blown that 
questionable clipping call. ..if only 
Chris had gotten off a good pass to 
Parrish in that third quarter drive... 
if. ..if... 


Above: Tuck Woolum's thoughts were 
elsewhere during pre-game festivities. 
Right: Nicky Yeast runs for daylight 
against the Bengal defense. Far right: 
Fan reaction graphically told of the 
events on the field. 

If one never experiences the val- 
leys, he never has a complete ap- 
preciation for the peaks, so as 
Colonel fans look back on 1981, 
they can do so with a renewed ap- 
preciation for what an outstanding 
team gave them. ..moments that 
brought many of them to the Texas 
panhandle on December 19 to see 
if the Colonels could go all the way 

It was this appreciation and 
pride that brought many fans to the 
final game. 

This spirit of Wichita Falls took 
a few by surprise. ..the Alumni 
Association had planned a brunch 
for 75 people, but more than twice 
that many came with visions of 
championships in their eyes... 

The city of Wichita Falls plan- 
ned a series of events surrounding 
the game that made the trip worth- 
while for all the fans, especially 
those who drove the 1,000-plus 
miles to see the game. 

There was a Pioneer Bowl 
Run. ..bicycle races.. .a downtown 
parade complete with Santa Claus... 
and a real Texas tradition.. .a Chili 
Pow Wow which drew several hun- 
dred Idaho and Eastern fans who 
spent the evening sampling myriad 
concoctions of chili which their 
smiling hosts maintained was sea- 
soned with rattlesnake meat. 
armadillo and goat, among other 

Some came from Texas, like re- 
cent grads Linda Russell and Dodee 
Ruchka who drove up from 
Houston. ..and the older vintage, 
like former football Colonels Tony 
Harris of Henderson and Ron Polly 
of Grand Prairie... 

Others like James and Jeanie 
Musick drove in from Oklahoma to 
the north, while Bill Stull came 
from Little Rock, Arkansas, to the 

#4mong the faithful were some 
transplanted Texans who returned 
to see old friends. Ken and Lenore 
Murray came from Lubbock, Texas, 
where he went after leaving EKU as 
athletic trainer a few years ago... 
Ron and Nancy Holihan, also of 
Texas Tech, came to cheer the 
Colonels. Ron, a former Eel and 
assistant swim coach, is now the 
swim coach at the Texas institu- 

Other familiar names popped 
up in the guest register at alumni 
headquarters. Craig Ammerman, 
vice-president of The Philadelphia 
Bulletin and former everything with 
the Associated Press, came back to 
cover the Colonels, a job he had 
once held for The Eastern Progress 
and Richmond Register. 

Jim Delany, the Ohio Valley 
Conference Commissioner was 
there to see how the OVC would 
fare against another Big Sky op- 



■ here were the Regents... and 
Betty Combs. ..Bev and Gayle 
Yeiser...the president and first lady, 
Dr. and Mrs. J.C. Powell. ..on down 
the line. ..all there-many in western 
gear-for the big game. 

Several students made the ttip 
despite being home on their 
Christmas break. Dean and Dale 
Warren of Somerset drove down to 
see Dallas and the game, but found 
the Chili Pow Wow more fun than 
the big city night life. 

It was a festive atmosphere for 
all of them, including one group 
that drove down in a van complete 
with a tape of "Cabin on the Hill" 
which they practiced on route and 
performed in downtown Wichita 
Falls on Friday night to the delight 
of happy Texans and some orange- 
clad Idaho State fans. 

But, the song was never sung on 
Saturday in the Colonel dressing 
room as it had been on a dozen 
other occasions during the year. 

#%s the cocky Bengals celebrated 
their first national crown, Coach 
Kidd had some encouraging words 
for his charges. 

"I know you all wanted to win, 
and I wish we had won. I feel bad 
for you. I feel especially bad for 
the seniors. But don't mope 
around. We've had too good a sea- 
son to do that." 

The immediacy of losing in 
Wichita Falls may have temporarily 
dimmed the glow of the 1981 sea- 
son, but any analysis of the 14 
games reveals an incredible string of 
big plays and consistent efforts 
which left fans bragging on their 
football team. 

After the Akron game when 
Terence Thompson rushed for 293 
yards, a single game rushing record 
for EKU and four yards short of 
the all-time OVC record, any EKU 
fan would have declared him a pint- 
sized version of Earl Campbell. 

• ^W ^if ^1 

Left: Coach Roy Kidd talks with ABC 
announcer Dave D'\\es. Above: Colonel 
fans wished for a miracle that never 

#%nd, on every kickoff return by 
Jerry Parrish, fans automatically 
stood up to see if he'd take it all 
the way. At times he did, but his 
29.8 yard kickoff return average- 
tops in the nation-made electrify- 
ing returns a regular feature on any 
Saturday afternoon with the 

The names go on. ..the gutty 
catches by Steve Bird. ..the quick 
bruising tackles by Alex Domin- 
guez...the Randy Taylor sacks... 

But, temporarily, the 34-23 loss 
made remembering a bit more diffi- 

There might have been a few 
cracks in the "pride" at the Pioneer 
Bowl. ..but as fans reminisced on 
the long ride home, there was no 
doubt that 1981 was a banner year 
for Eastern Kentucky University 
football. had indeed been "...a 
matter of pride." ■ 




Ron G. Wolfe 

Eastern f^ets 
an A + in 
test of 


ihen colleges and universities 
talk about their missions, three 
general areas inevitably cover their 
broad responsibilities: teaching, re- 
search and service. 

The educational triumvirate 
ranked in order of importance. 

John Q. Public seldom realizes 
just how institutions perform their 
service function; rarely does he ever 
get first-hand knowledge of the re- 
search that is conducted on cam- 
pus, but he often casts a critical eye 
at the end product-the graduate- 
and assesses the institution's ability 
to "teach" students what they need 
to know to live, work and produce 
in the world at large. 

It is no accident, then, that 
teaching heads the list of responsi- 
bilities, and there is some recent 
evidence that at Eastern Kentucky 
University, this teaching is produc- 
ing students who acquire the skills 
while in college to succeed after 

According to a recent national 
test administered by the American 
College Testing (ACT) ~ the College 
Outcome Measurement Project 
(COMP) - Eastern was one of two 
institutions that made the most 
progress of some 160 colleges and 
universities in fulfilling its mission 
of helping students progress to a 
point where they can function in 

The COMP test was designed to 
measure how far an institution 

takes its students during the course 
of their college careers. The test, 
given to 300 EKU students in 1978- 
79, focused on six areas: communi- 
cating, problem solving, value clari- 
fication, functioning within social 
institutions, using science and tech- 
nology and using the arts.. .all areas 
which fit into a general education 

For University president. Dr. 
J. C. Powell, the test results have 
been a great source of pride. "Dur- 
ing my tenure as president, numer- 
ous accomplishments by our stu- 
dents and our faculty and staff have 
given me reason to feel proud of 
our institution," he said; "Nothing, 
however, has given me more satis- 
faction and greater pride than the 
recent reports of the academic 
accomplishments of a cross-section 
of 300 of our students." 

K^he COMP results also drew 
positive reviews from the state 
media, including the Lexington- 
Herald which featured EKU's suc- 
cess in a November 20 story and 
then praised the University in an 
editorial one day later. Said the 
Herald, "There has been more than 
a little discussion lately of the need 
for Kentucky to make a financial 
commitment to its public higher 
education system-particularly if 
that system is to achieve the desired 
level of educational quality." 

"As we have noted before, that 

need is very real. But the necessity 
of improving the quality of educa 
tion at our state universities shouU 
not be taken as a way of sayin' 
there is an absence of quality now.'; 
"In fact, just the opposite hai 
been demonstrated by Eastern Ken[ 
tucky University. In a test con 
ducted at a cross-section of college 
and universities across the nation 
EKU was one of two school 
demonstrating the most progress ir, 
teaching general education skills.'i 


Viespite all the attention and 
praise, the test results merely inl 
dicated that the objectives which! 
have been built into the genera' 
education program at EKU art; 
being reached, according to Dr 
Joseph Schwendeman, dean o'' 
undergraduate studies who was in' 
volved in the testing process fron- 
the beginning. 

"We believe in good teaching,'! 
he said. "After all, we are a teachi 
ing institution. And, we feel we 
have a responsibility to give stu^ 
dents a complete education that in-l 
eludes a professional and generaj 

"We do have a set of objectives,' 
"Schwendeman continued, "which 
stress a broad background and a 
clear perspective which help to: 
develop an ability to use whatever 
background we have to solve pro-| 


Lccording to Schwendeman, 
there is a very high correlation be- 
tween performance on the COMP 
test and performance after gradua- 
tion, a fact which makes him feel 
that the skills mastered in generah 
education courses are important for 
students who eventually hope to' 
succeed in society. 

The COMP test is perhaps re-! 
flective of a kind of overall quality! 
which results when general educa- 
tion programs are committed to 
quality, a quality which has quietly 
emerged at EKU in many areas ofl 
all nine academic colleges. ' 

The All-American ratings of 
The Eastern Progress and the Mile- 
stone have become almost auto- 
matic; students in the music pro- 
grams like Tom Rebilas and Barry, 
Macauley have consistently won lo-l 
cal, state, regional and national 
competitions and gone on to suc- 


essful professional careers. Macau- 
Jay, for example, has been called 
,he "tenor of the decade" by opera 
itar Beverly Sills who has watched 
liis progress and praised his per- 
.ormances in opera houses around 
he world. 

In some instances, specific pro- 
,irams have been cited for outstand- 
ng work. Nursing graduates have 
,)een recognized for high board 
.cores which reflect on the overall 
quality of those offerings; the in- 
Justrial technology program was re- 
;ently accredited unconditionally 
or six years, one of only two pro- 
]rams in the United States to re- 
;eive that accreditation. 

According to Dr. John Jenkins, 
:oordinator of industrial education 
md technology, it is the National 
^ssociation of Industrial Tech- 
nology's way of saying that the 
EKU program does more than sim- 
3ly "stack up" with those at other 

The three business students 
/vho won the prestigious national 
VIBA Invitational Business Case 
Competition this past summer are 
more prime examples of the kind of 
quality the COMP test attempts to 
measure. Teams in this competi- 
tion were judged on accuracy of 
Droblem identification, strategic 
aolicy formulation and implemen- 
tation, management, marketing and 
financial solutions as well as inno- 
/ativeness and accuracy of recom- 
Tiended solutions.. .all qualities that 
the general education program at 
the University seems to instill in 
students, no matter what their field 
Df study. 


ccording to Schwendeman, 
part of this success can be attri- 
buted to teaching practices and 
teaching assignments. Teaching in 
the undergraduate courses is done 
by degreed doctorate people with 
the few graduate assistants that are 
used being closely supervised. 

These teachers have exhibited 
the kind of leadership qualities and 
involvement which are reflected 
eventually in all programs, and con- 
sequently on the entire University. 

Whether it is Dr. Doris Sutton's 
involvement on the Conference of 
College Composition and Commu- 
nication's national Task Force on 
Testing to supervise the construc- 

tion of competency tests in Eng- 
lish. ..Dr. Francesco Scorsone's lead- 
ership within the International 
Center for Transportation Studies... 
Dr. Donald Bodley's influence as a 
founding member of a national real 
estate organization, or Drs. Charles 
Nelson and Kathleen Kulp-Hill's 
participation in the recent Inter- 
national Symposium at the Spanish 
Institute in New York, Eastern 
faculty pass on their enthusiasm 
and involvement to those who 
count ^ the students. 

Dr. Ken Hansson, former na- 
tional president of the National 
Association of Industrial Technol- 
ogy and dean of the College of 
Applied Arts and Technology, sees 
general education as a top priority 
in his area. 

"We believe very strongly in 
general education in this college," 
he says, "and I think our students 
are aware of this." 

Hansson is presently serving as 
chairman of the National Advisory 
Committee on Industrial Technol- 
ogy, the only educator on the panel 
of industrialists. 

Schwendeman sees Hansson's 
kind of attitude as one reason why 
the general education skills are 
apparently being mastered campus- 
wide. He maintains that this qua- 
lity results from the cooperation 
between those in charge of the pro- 
fessional programs and his office. 

"Balance is so important," he 
says. "A broad background tends 
to make leaders who put things in 
perspective and are versatile enough 
to function in today's job market. 
And part of this is in knowing your 
limitations as well as your exper- 

lArhy did EKU rank above 158 
other institutions in taking students 
from a given point and having them 
make significant progress in the six 
basic areas? 

In addition to good teaching, 
Schwendeman sees four explana- 
tions for EKU's success: a clearly 
identified program with definite 
goals, a close supervision of the 
general education program, an 
effective advising system and a 
close monitoring of students as 
they complete their requirements. 

The news of Eastern's success 
has ramifications in many areas 

within the University, as well as for 
prospective students. 

Kurt Zimmerman, Director of 
Career Development and Place- 
ment, whose division recently re- 
ceived a $1000 award from Rose's 
Department Stores for providing 
them with quality employees, sees 
qualities in the test that recruiters 
want in those they employ. 

"Recruiters are constantly say- 
ing they want to recruit the whole 
person," Zimmerman said, "and 
communication skills and value 
clarification are two specific qua- 
lities they expressly want in their 

I^Jo, the fact that both commu- 
nication skills and value clarifica- 
tion are among the skills tested by 
COMP and mastered by EKU stu- 
dents means that more employers 
may come to campus to recruit. 

Another area within the Uni- 
versity might benefit from the test 
results, according to Les Grigsby, 
Assistant Director of Admissions 
and School Relations. "High 

school counselors should be at- 
tuned to the test and what it 
means," Grigsby said, "and parents 
can and will possibly see it as evi- 
dence that Eastern is doing a good 
job educating its students." 

COMP, then, becomes a val- 
uable selling point for admissions. 

According to Dr. Joe Steele, a 
research psychologist for American 
Collegiate Testing of Iowa City, 
Iowa, the organization which devel- 
oped COMP as well as the American 
College Test (ACT) which is admin- 
istered to millions of high school 
students annually, the COMP test 
included a "fairly broad representa- 
tion of state universities, regional 
institutions, private liberal art col- 
leges and a number of community 

It is good news to find that 
Eastern ranks at the top of the list, 
but it is especially good news to 
know that the teaching mission 
which helped create Eastern Ken- 
tucky State Normal School in 1906 
is still being carried out.. .with suc- 

And, according to Schwende- 
man, if the budget permits, he'd 
like to use the test to continue 
monitoring the general education 
program to see that the quality con- 
tinues. ■ 



the games people 

Ron (;. VVollc 

run was fair game. 

The weather played a con 

Returning grads played 
guessing games. 

Homecoming '81... 
"Games People Play"... 

From the Friday after- 
noon reunion games for for- 
mer baseball Colonels to the 
Saturday reception at the 
Holiday Inn for returning 
alumni and other friends, 
those who came played well 
during the most colorful week- 
end of the year. 

Visions of towering home 
runs and blazing fastballs high- 
lighted the first reunion of for- 
mer baseball Colonels which 
featured two abbreviated 
games at Turkey Hughes Field 
on Friday afternoon. (See 
story by Jack Frost on page 

Even as those advocates 
of the national pastime were 
warming up for their weekend 
together, students around the 
campus were putting the 
finishing touches on dorms 
and floats and completing par- 
ty arrangements to make the 
big day more memorable for 

For more than a week. 
Lambda Sigma Society, the 
sophomore honorary, had 
worked feverishly on decora- 
tions for the annual Home- 
coming Dance on Friday 

Their six-foot playing 
cards decked the columns of 
the Grand Ballroom in the 

Keen Johnson Building while 
one giant queen of hearts 
hovered over the dance floor 
in anticipation of the 15 
queen finalists who were pre- 
sented during the evening. 

One twelve-foot "Colone- 
lopoly Board" with stops at 
"Ma Kelley's" and a space for 
"J.C.'s Grab Bag" flanked the 
stage of the ballroom, along 
with various electronic 
games. ..and the game the foot- 
ball Colonels play so well... 

In a dark warehouse in 
east Richmond, students spent 
the week prior to the big day 
stuffing napkins into stylish 
floats being readied for the 
Saturday morning parade. 
Many featured moving parts 
like a colorful Rubick's Cube 

and a shooting gallery stocked 
with Dayton Flyer "ducks." 
The homecoming queen 
finalists had survived a hotly- 
contested campus-wide elect- 
ion which narrowed the field 
from 46 to fifteen and made 
for one day of chaos in the 
Powell Building where hopeful 
queens passed out bubble 
gum, suckers, and tootsie rolls 
to potential voters. 

An earlier presentation 
of all the pre-candidates in the 
Ravine sponsored by the Stu- 
dent Association had helped 
to increase interest in the elec- 
tion and make the competit- 
ion more intense. 

All facets of the big 
weekend required planning in 

Dr. Ned Warren, former chairman of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, 
and Athletics, returned with his wife. Rose, from Brunswick, Georgia, to serve as 
Grand Marshal for the annual parade. 


many areas of the University, 
including weeks of coordinat- 
ion by members of the Home- 
coming Committee. Food ser- 
vice personnel spent extra 
time on elaborate fixin's which 
made the Homecoming Buffet 
an artist's as well as a diner's 
delight. ..various offices made 
arrangements for the judges of 
the queens, floats and dorms... 
Military Science personnel or- 
ganized the parade. ..hundreds 
of details fell into the right 
niche to get attention as 
Homecoming '81 took shape. 

One detail, however, de- 
fied careful planning. The 
Saturday morning weather 
conned parade goers and re- 
turning alumni into wearing 
raincoats and carrying um- 
brellas, but the threat from 
Mother Nature never material- 

So, they came, hundreds 
of graduates and other friends 
who had reason to celebrate. 

Two Georgia alumni, 
Barie Laux, '70, of Power 
Springs, and Virginia Root 
Hall, '39, of Brunswick, were 
in the running for having tra- 
veled the greatest distance for 
the day. 

And there were some, like 
Lillard Rodgers, '47, Liberty; 
Elizabeth Cain Adams, '21, 
Lancaster; and Mr. and Mrs. R. 
R. Richards, '29, Richmond, 
who are frequent visitors to 
any campus event where 
alumni are involved. 

Some came to perform, 
like Juanita Whitaker Adams, 

'56, who gave her usual rous- 
ing twirling performance with 
the Alumni Band, while oth- 
ers, like former majorette 
Shirley Kay Bryan Obel, '66, 
came to observe and marvel at 
her counterpart's mastery of 
the baton. 

More recent grads, like 
Carol Allender Foust, '81, re- 
turned to share the day with 
parents and friends while sev- 
eral northern Kentucky and 
greater Cincinnati alumni. ..the 
Romards, the Doschs, the 
Allenders, the Giltners, and 
the president of the Greater 
Cincinnati Area Alumni Chap- 
ter, Mrs. Denyse Murphy, 
came back to host the post- 
game hospitality room follow- 
ing the win over Dayton. 

They came from many 
places for many reasons, but 
they all enjoyed one thing... 
the camaraderie of Homecom- 
ing and all the hoopla that 
makes it an annual ritual on 
campuses across the land. 

Early grads found time to 
register in Walnut Hall of the 
Keen Johnson Building prior 
to the 10 a.m. parade down 
Lancaster Avenue. Some ran 
into familiar faces and took 
the time to reminisce. ..others 
registered and dashed off 
across the Ravine to get a 
good view of the parade after 
buying the traditional E mums 
being hawked at the feet of 
old Daniel himself... 

The first "unit" in the '81 
parade was a bevy of runners 
who had signed up for the sec- 

ond annual Homecoming 
Run sponsored by the Re- 
creational Sports Clubs. 
Last year's 10,000 meter run 
was shortened to 5,000 meters 
this year; Bybee mugs were 
awarded to all participants in- 
stead of the usual tee shirts... 
but the new changes proved to 
be popular with many of the 

The parade, featuring 
some 70 units, included the 15 
queen finalists in open con- 
vertibles, the Shriners, eight 
bands, and a host of twirling 
groups. There were the 
clowns. antique hearse... 
fire engines. ..maroon balloons 
bobbing on almost every cor- 
ner where 50 cents would get 

Ron Ball, '76, Williamsburg, regis- 
tered in Walnut Hall for his class 
reunion and the reunion luncheon 
which was held in the Grand Ball- 
room of the Keene Johnson Build- 


-^ ^-k. 

the buyer a bit of festivity and 
a small part in helping to figtit 

As the last units of the 
parade passed by, homecomers 
made their ways toward other 
areas around campus to play 
the next game. 

History majors gathered in 
University 207 for some 
fellowship with old friends 
and history buffs. The base- 
ball players who survied Fri- 
day's "games" gathered in 
Walnut Hall to share families, 
friends, and Friday's suc- 

Other groups moved to the 
parking lot at the Begley 
Building for tail gating par- 
ties. ..while those with appe- 
tites for good food and delic- 
ious memories went through 
the Homecoming Buffet pre- 
pared by Chef Larry ^ylartin 
and his artists and visited with 
old friends over lunch. 

Two reunion classes went 
through the buffet line and 
lunched together. ..sharing 
morsels of their days since 
leaving the campus. The 1971 
class featured husband and 
wife teams like Glen and Jane 
Gritton of Lawrenceburg and 
Ed and Beverly Harber of Ft. 
Thomas. Some in their group 
came from faraway places, like 
Carl Dozier of Chesapeake, 
Virginia, and Patty Tarvin of 
Marion, Illinois, while others, 
like Helen Fardo and Scottye 
Conte, came from just across 

The 1976 class celebrated 

Juanita Whitaker Adams, '56, performed with the Alumni Band during halftime 
activities. Mrs. Adams, a former majorette, is a crowd-pleasing regular at Alumni 
Band Homecoming performances. 

five years of alumni status 
with a contingent from two 
states, Kentucky and Ohio... 
only Jackie Clevenger of 
Kenova, West Virginia, regis- 
tered from another state. 
Some sported new names. 
Billie Robin Young Kelley and 
Becky Giltner Melching...but 
whether it was the mating 
game or the dating game. 
was a day for people to play... 
just for the fun of it... 

As hundreds of visitors 
awaited the biggest game of 
the day at Hanger Field, 15 
nervous coeds made their way 
to the Begley Building to pre- 
pare for the coronation of the 
1981 Homecoming Queen. 

The 1980 queen, Mrs. 

Tammy Hayes, now a special 
education teacher in 
LaGrange, had returned on 
Friday to take part in the pre- 
sentation ceremonies at the 
dance and lead the group in 
the coronation ceremonies. 

The judges' decision was a 
popular one although any de- 
cision might have been that 
way. Angela Hamilton, a sen- 
ior from Lebanon, won the 
'81 crown, as Robin Modena, 
a junior from Bluefield, West 
Virginia, and Crystal Williams, 
a senior from Yosemite, were 
named first and second run- 
ners-up respectively. 

Of all the games played 
during the day, THE game was 



yet to come. There was, how- 
ever, evidence of all the games 
around the stadium. Across 
from the main entrance sat the 
winning floats, the Baptist 
Student Union's "Monopolize 
the Flyers", and lET (Indus- 
trial Education & Technology) 
and Alpha Gamma Delta's 
"Puzzle the Flyers" which 
won from an array of floats 
that were, in the estimation of 
annual homecomers, the best 
in recent years. 

Not far away, Dupree 
Hall's "Roy'll Flush Dayton" 
and Martin Hall's "Eastern 
Hits the Jackpot" were color- 
ful testimonies to the total in- 
volvement of everyone on 
campus. While these two 
dorms tied for the winning de- 
corations, Clay Hall took sec- 
ond for their "Pac Man" 

The maroon balloons that 
swayed in the breezes of the 
morning parade now bobbed 
in the stands as thousands of 
fans awaited the football 
game. The Maroon Man was 
painted and ready for action. 
Fraternity flags were secured 
and waving briskly in the au- 
tumn breeze. It was time for 
the real game of the day... 
EKU and Dayton. ..the nation- 
al football powers in their own 
versions of Show and Tell... 
Aggravation. ..and football, all 
rolled into four quarters of 
action that Colonel fans hoped 
would bring the twenty-sec- 
ond consecutive home vic- 

As fate would have it. 

EKU fans were not to be dis- 
appointed. The game was de- 
cided within the first minutes 
of the first quarter as Coach 
Roy Kidd played a magician's 
game and his "trick" allowed 
tight end Jerry Parrish to run 
for 87 yards and a touchdown 
on the first play from scrim- 

Queen Angela Hamilton with escort 
Jay Pritchard, '80, smiled for pho- 
tographers immediately following 
her coronation during the pre-game 

As he crossed the goal line, 
hundreds of released maroon 
balloons floated into the over- 
cast skies, an exciting tribute 
to the Colonels who used the 
victory over UD to become 
the nation's number one Div- 
ision 1-AA college football 

After a halftime show 
which featured the Little Col- 
onels drill team, the Alumni 
Band, an arrangement of "Ti- 
ger of San Pedro" and a jazz 
version of "Old Man River," 

by the Marching Maroons, fans 
settled back to watch Day- 
ton manage one field goal as 
the Colonel defense gave an- 
other superb performance, 
holding the Flyers to a total of 
176 yards. 

For alumni and friends 
who wanted one last oppor- 
tunity to see old friends, the 
Greater Cincinnati Area Alum- 
ni Chapter hosted a reception 
in the Madison Room of the 
Holiday Inn. 

It was a time to loosen 
toes, put down the pom pons 
and have a last drink with old 
friends. It was a time to hug 
the coach who showed up af- 
ter the big win. It was a time 
to assess the day and conclude 
that all the games had been 
the kind of fun that home- 
comings are supposed to be. 

It was all the kind of 
"game" that makes the players 
want to declare everyone a 
winner and start all over 

That, of course, will be the 
case at Homecoming '82. 

But, until then, the mem- 
ory games will have to do.B 




By Jack D. Frost 

The familiar sounds of baseballs, cracking off bats 
and popping leather mitts, filled the air at Turkey 
Hughes Field, while David Quick, '64, gazed across 
the playing field, still lush green on a beautiful mid- 
Autumn day in Kentucky. 

As a stranger approached, the former All-Ohio 
Valley Conference pitcher and Eastern most valuable 
player stepped from the dugout where he was greeted 
by a warm handshake. "Hello," said the stranger. 
"Aren't you that tough lefty who pitched for Eastern 
back in the early 60's?" Before Quick could respond 
the stranger added, "I was just 10 years old then, but 
I remember when you played here." At that remark 
Quick broke into a wide grin and replied, "You didn't 
have to say that. Now I feel like an old man." 

Instances such as this were the order of the day 
on Oct. 16 when 38 former lettermen returned to 
campus for the first EKU Alumni Baseball Reunion 
which featured a fun-filled doubleheader at the 
"new" Turkey Hughes Field. An abundance of 
good-natured teasing and reminiscing took place as 
the "Over The Hill Gang," those now five steps slow, 
20 pounds overweight, and graying at the temples, 
took the field in the featured five-inning Old Timers 
Game. Players who could still manage to sprint to 
first base without asking for the oxygen tank tangled 
in the second game against Coach Jim Ward's 1981- 
82 varsity. 

Throughout the morning it appeared the weather 
man was not going to cooperate. A mist and heavy 
morning fog had shrouded the Richmond area since 

daybreak. When the first arrivals, Ray Spinella, '7! 
and Jay Buffin, '75, both of Wise, Va., checked in ; 
Alumni Coliseum shortly before 1 1;30 a.m., the we. 
ther still looked bleak for baseball. 

But the great Colonel in the sky must have bee 
watching, for when the Keen Johnson Buildin 
tower struck high noon the clouds had diminishe 
and the field was bathed in bright sunshine-a perfec 
day to play two. 

As the players pulled on their trousers, laced thai 
spikes, and headed to the field for pre-game battin 
practice, it looked like a Who's Who in EKU baseba' 
history. There they were-hitting, throwing, an 
fielding just as if it were yesterday when each wor 
the maroon and white. 

Standing in the batting cage and hitting "ropes 
to left field was former Eastern Basketball coaci 
Guy Strong, who finished his college baseball careei 
in 1955 at Eastern. And right there, looking onjusj 
as intensely as he had during 30 years at the Easterij 
baseball helm, was Coach Charles T. "Turkey'' 

Alongside Turkey and dressed in street clothel 
was Don Richardson, '57, who has made quite a nami] 
in high school coaching at Madison Central in Rich| 
mond. Richardson had a brilliant career at Easternl 
winning 24 games as a righthanded pitcher, and h(! 
hit for a .500 average one year. He is considered b^ 
many of the old timers as an iron horse after pitchj 
ing both games of a doubleheader against Western 
Kentucky in the OVC playoffs. He was unable tq 

<>J, is: lai .^ cT 

Former players returning for the baseball reunion were: Front row, from left: John Collins, Eric Wirtz, David Napier, Jay Buffin, 
Ray Spinella, Jeff Dotson, Darryl Weaver and Ed Johnson. Second row: George Nash, Henry R. Dudgeon, Glen Marshall, James 
King, Shannon Johnson, David Quick, John Lisle, Erv Leidolf, Kevin Tully and Mark Klein. Third row: Coach Charles T. "Tur- 
key" Hughes, Rudy Bicknell, Thomas McAnallen, Alan Pipes, Bob Abney, Carter Brandenburg, Buzz Ashby, James C. "Cookie" 
Witt, Jon Draud, Raymond Ross, Kevin Kocks, Ray Giltner, Paul David Brown and Scott Quesnel. Back row: Woodrow Hinkle, 
Jim Kiser, Guy Strong, Don Richardson, Don Feltner, David Price and Ken McCarty. 



blay in the Old Timers Game due to a foot injury 
l;uffered on his iVladison County farm. 
I The oldest alumni to return were George Nash, 
'42; William Music, '40; Woodrow Hinkle, '37; and 
'Bob Abney, '51, who played in 1938 and 39 before 
returning in 1951 to finish his career. 
t Nash, a former shortstop who could cover the 
(ground, is now retired as superintendent of the Car- 
dington (Ohio) Schools. He recalls his most memora- 
'ble feat was a ninth inning, game-tying homer against 
Western in a contest Eastern went on to win. 
I Music, who lives in Prestonsburg, remembers a 
'pinch-hit single against the Hilltoppers as his most 
'significant accomplishment. Hinkle has lived in Rich- 
mond since his college days and operates a pharmacy. 
Abney resides in Lexington after retiring from high 
'school coaching. 

Other participants from the earlier years included 
'Ray Giltner, '49, now a consultant in Park Hills, who 
hurled a 15-inning, 2-1 victory over Xavier University 
in 1947, and Ken McCarty, '48, a Lexington insur- 
ance executive. 

The 50's and 60's were also well represented. In 
addition to Strong, Richardson, and Quick, partici- 
pants included Carter Brandenburg, '61; Jon Draud, 
'60; Henry Dudgeon, '58; Don Feltner, '56; Shannon 
Johnson, '60; Jim King, '66; Jim Kiser, '58; Glen Mar- 
shall, '67; Tom McAnallen, '54; Alan Pipes, '56; 
David Price, '67; and Raymond Ross, '64. 

A bevy of stories can be told of this group who 
helped strike considerable fear in opponents' hearts 

around the OVC. 

In 1954, Feltner, who now serves as Eastern's vice 
president for public affairs, left his mark on More- 
head State as the Hazard righthander blew the Eagles 
away with a 10-0 no-hit victory. Draud, superintend- 
ent of the Ludlow Public Schools, was an all-con- 
ference catcher in 1960 and led the team in hitting in 
1957. Johnson was also selected to the AII-OVC 
team in 1960 at shortstop and was a member of two 
conference championship teams. He now serves as a 
supervisor for the Madison County Schools. 

Dudgeon, now a teacher in Cincinnati, was a first 
stringer at second and third base and compiled a 
career batting average of .350. King, a teacher and 
athletic business manager for New Albany (Ind.) High 
School, was an all-league infielder while captaining 
Eastern. Price, who now serves as assistant principal 
of a Roanoke, Va., junior high school, was selected 
twice to the AII-OVC team as a pitcher. 

Pipes, a Louisville accountant and consultant, 
patrolled the centerfield area in his playing days and 
says jokingly that his most outstanding accomplish- 
ment was "managing to not get hurt when Feltner 
was pitching." 

And so it was for this first EKU Alumni Baseball 
Reunion. For one weekend, grown men could pack 
away their everyday pressures and responsibilities and 
relive their memories of the grand ol' game they love 
so well. 

The Score? No one won or lost on a day like 





Ron G. Wolfe 

"Mature Ainericcim" 
are jindi)ig the 
to their 


_l_hey come in all shapes and sizes. . .with and 
without academic degrees, hair, and prior learning ex- 

But, they all share a love of learning which time 
has intensified. . . an inquisitive nature which opens 
new vistas and adds verve to everything they do. 

For some, it may mean plodding over an Arctic 
glacier in Alaska to study Eskimoes or leaving the 
lodge for the frigid slopes of New Hampshire where, 
without exception, they don skis and tackle the 
snowy peaks and valleys for the first time. 

For others, it may mean scanning the burning 
deserts of the southwest on their knees as they dig 
for artifacts from earlier civilizations. 


The Educators' answer to life-long learning. . . 
adult education in its finest form. 

"S — C is a dirty word," Lily Klinck of Fort 

McCoy, Florida, said as she sat in the lodge of May- 
woods Environmental and Educational Laboratory, 
Eastern Kentucky University's 1,723-acre natural 
area. "We are the more mature Americans, and we 
never stop learning. We find it the most exciting 
thing in the world." 

Mrs. Klinck's assessment of what older Americans 
can and will do is born out by the growth of Elder- 
hostel, a national educational program for elder citi- 
zens which began in 1975 with 200 participants in 
New Hampshire. Today, it includes nearly 40,000 
older persons in all 50 states and the six provinces of 

Dr. Alice Brown, EKU Conference Planner and 
Statewide Coordinator for Elderhostel, sees this 
growth as a trend. 

"The growth of Elderhostel continues to amaze 
all those involved," she said. "Since 1975 the num- 
ber of participants has doubled in size each year, and 
I see no slow-down in this growth because the seg- 
ment of the population served is growing faster than 
any other age group." 

"In 1980, five campuses in Kentucky hosted the 
program," Brown continued; "in 1982, ten campuses 
will hold programs." 

In Kentucky as well as throughout the entire 

country, Elderhostel has flourished because it appeal 
to a large segment of Americans who could not be er 
ticed back to campuses which specialize in preparing 
students for careers. 

"I worked my entire life at Chrysler Corporation 
in Detroit," Jack Drummond of New Port Richey, 
Florida, said this past fall as he stood in a Maywoods 
creek bed examining geodes with his fellow hostelers 
"I saw this opportunity to get out into nature, and I 
couldn't resist. I wasn't interested in a new career. 
I just wanted to learn something I never had the 
chance to learn until now." 

Two groups of Elderhostelers spent two weeks o 
"roughing it" at Maywoods this past fall, and withoi 
exception, each labeled the experiences "wonderful, 
exciting, and rewarding." 

For Louanna Combs, of Louisville, a '43 Eastern 
graduate, Elderhostel at Maywoods gave her a chano 
to get back to the campus she loved and see a new d 
mension of education that she didn't know existed. 

"It's my first one," she smiled, "but it probably 
won't be my last." 


hile Mrs. Combs stood on the shale of a May- 
woods stream and talked about her experiences, Lily 
Hendricks of Dubuque, Iowa, was busy casting in th( 
Maywoods lake nearby, trying to catch enough fish t 
feed the entire class. Eventually, she gave up that an 
bitious goal and settled on one good "fish sandwich' 
for herself. 

Another Elderhosteler, Grace Kelch of Healy, 
Kansas, sat in the lodge as she remembered EKU froi 
her days on campus in the 1930's, and admitted thai 
she came back for nostalgic reasons. "But, the learn 
ing experience has been fantastic," she quickly addei 

The whole concept of Elderhostels, like the ones 
at Maywoods and others around the nation, involves 
giving older persons an opportunity to learn about 
a subject and/or an area of the country by going 
there, attending classes, and learning firsthand 
through lectures, field trips, and various "hands on" 

/ach participant pays $150 per week which in- 
cludes room and board. All are expected to attend 
at least one of the three available classes, but often 
they take everything that is offered. 

There are no exams, no homework, and no 
grades, but Elderhostelers are often so eager to learn 
more that they request reading lists from their pro- 
fessors, and set personal goals for themselves when 
they leave the campuses. 

The two one-week fall Elderhostel sessions ad- 
ministered by Brown and the Division of Special 
Programs focused on nature and the study of various 
plants and animals native to this part of Kentucky. 

Hostelers suntered through the forests at May- 
woods with Dr. William Martin, Director of Natural 
Areas, and learned firsthand about the various plants 
and animals from other EKU professors. 

They examined geodes through a magnifying 
glass during walks in the creek, spotted birds in the 
forest during early morning nature hikes, and one pa 



iiticipant, Irene Miller of Harrisburg, Ohio, enthusias- 

: 'tically endorsed the juice of the Jewell weed as a de- 
terrent for poison ivy after it worked for her follow- 
ing a long trek through the woods. 
1 Among those attending the second session at 
Maywoods was Dr. Harriette Bartoo, a professor of 
ibiology at EKU from 1930-39, who remembered her 
.days at Eastern and boasted former president Robert 
R. Martin among her students. 

"I had a good time here," she remembered. "I 
sponsored the Pep Club and worked with the cheer- 
leaders. And, when president Donovan had to be out 
of town, I always stayed with Mrs. Donovan to keep 
her company." 

For Dr. Bartoo, the experience at Maywoods was 
a trip "home" which also gave her the opportunity to 
continue her interest in biology through her second 

Others in the class had attended several Elderhos- 
tels around the country. 

For Doug and Helen Kerrigan of Greenville, 
South Carolina, Maywoods was their thirteenth 
"class" and a lucky one from their point of view. 
"We've been in Elderhostels in seven states," Mrs. 
Kerrigan said, "and they're all special. We went 
skiing in New Hampshire last winter, we've been to 
six colleges and universities in North Carolina alone, 

■and we studied life in Soviet Russia at Farrum College 
in Virginia with 80 other older students." 

For some, Elderhostel can be a serious study of 
life around them as it proved to be for Louise 
O'Farrell of El Cajon, California. Before coming to 

' Maywoods, she studied California earthquakes at 
Whittier College and now feels she understands that 
phenomenon a bit better. "It's a subject we Califor- 

■ nians need to understand," she said. 

Ii^ometimes, however, the classes are a bit less 
serious. "One class held in Las Vegas explored bet- 
ting odds, and we learned how to gamble using play 
money," Mrs. O'Farrell smiled. 

For many, Elderhostels represent opportunities to 
fulfill life-long dreams. Harold Heyman, of Brooklyn, 
New York, came to Maywoods because, as he says, "I 
was always interested in nature, but I had to make a 
living. So, I stayed at my job as a night auditor for 
several hotels in New York City until I retired and 
found that I could finally get out and appreciate 

Myron and Geneva Howard of Ellettsville, In- 
diana, who attended a summer Elderhostel session on 
campus, found it an important opportunity to see 
what their children "experienced" when they went a- 
way to college. "I never had the opportunity to go to 
college," Mrs. Howard said, "but now I go back and 
tell the kids, 'Look, I lived in the dorms, ate in the 
cafeteria, just like you'." 

This pursuit of new and exciting experiences has, 
on rare occasions, proved to be profitable. One May- 
woods Elderhosteler who wished to remain anony- 
mous recounted how on one excursion to a North 
Carolina gem mine, she found a "paperweight" which 
turned out to be a 483 carat sapphire. "When I 

found out it was worth $20 a carat." she smiled, 
put it in the bank." 


'ne Elderhosteler, Clay Merrick of Shaker 
Heights, Ohio, came to the summer program on cam- 
pus to study his great uncle, Cassius M. Clay. For 
him, those field trips to White Hall just outside Rich- 
mond were vivid experiences he recalled from his 
father who had visited there many times. 

Since 1975, the Elderhostel concept has become 
an international network of educational opportunities 
in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Denmark, Sweden, 
Finland, and Norway. 

Loosely modeled on the idea of Europe's youth 
hostels, it offers a wide array of programs in all these 
areas, all at a modest cost. 

Brown sees the present budget cuts having some 
effect on future Elderhostel offerings, but is quick to 
point out that "Elderhostel programs are supported 
primarily by funds from the participants themselves, 
so current budget cuts should have little effect on 
the number of programs held in 1982. 

"Statewide promotion and scholarship funds may 
be curtailed, however, since these areas have been 
funded primarily through Title I funds which are no 
longer available," Brown said. 

Some funding has also come from the Kentucky 
Humanities Council (KHC) which provides funds for 
humanities specialists to make presentations at 
various Elderhostels around the state. For example, 
funds from the KHC will enable participants in the 
winter programs at Shakertown to enjoy presenta- 
tions on Shaker music and arts, as well as lectures on 
Shaker history and culture which will be the basic 
courses for the programs. 

Whether the programs continue to grow, only 
time will tell, but Brown's meticulous attention to 
detail should help insure the success of Elderhostel 
held at Eastern. 

Marie Scott of Lakewood, Florida, noted Brown's 
energetic concern for the comfort of participants. 
"She did everything to accommodate us," Mrs. Scott 
said, "and I think I speak for everyone when I say we 
appreciate it." 

Included in her self-assumed duties during the 
Maywoods programs was traveling into town to get 
special food for one vegetarian Elderhosteler. . . tak- 
ing the entire class to her home for a wine and 
cheese tasting party and a memorable night of square 
dancing, and bringing the morning paper so they 
would know, as one put it, "If a war had broken 
out somewhere." 

^^Jometimes, the Elderhostelers' gratitude is mani- 
fested in a gift to the institution as was the case with 
one Maywoods class which left $75 to purchase 
equipment for the Maywoods kitchen. 

But, the gratitude of 40,000 participants runs 
much deeper. . .it is a gratitude reflected in their 
enthusiasm for educational programs which are based 
on the premise that learning is, indeed, a life-long 
process, and that these "more mature Americans" 
are, and will continue to be, a part of it.H 



the eastern chronicle 



The bOlh jnniveisaiy of the tleUicd- 
tion of Eastern's Weaver Health Building 
was observed at the facility Oct. 3. 

Opened on Oct. 3, 1931, Weaver 
Health Building was the scene of 276 in- 
tercollegiate basketball games until 1953 
when the Maroons (now nicknamed Colo- 
nels) moved into Alumni Coliseum. 

The three-story brick and stone 
structure was the first multi-purpose facil- 
ity specifically designed to house health. 
physical education, recreation and ath- 
letic activities. Initial cost to construct 
and equip the facility amounted to 
$204,409.34. Increased game attendance 
and a greater student enrollment led to 
the enlargement of the main gym in 
1948. Renovation cost ran over $240, 
000, more than the original construction 

Named in honor of Charles F. 
Weaver, who served on the Board of 
Regents, the building originally contained 
a large gymnasium which was used for 
basketball, volleyball, tennis, and indoor 
baseball practice. A smaller gym accom- 
modated various men's and women's 
intramural events and selected athletic 
activities of Model Laboratory School. A 
swimming pool, training room, college 
physician's office, coaches' offices, and 
locker rooms comprised the remainder of 
the buildinq. 

Basketball contests, more than any 
other sport or activity, have dominated 
Weaver's history. Eastern teams claimed 
225 victories against only 51 losses and 
had a remarkable home court winning 
streak of 38 games (1958-62). 

Ironically, the first and last men's 
basketball games played in the gym were 
with the Univeristy of Louisville. Eastern 
won the first encounter in December, 
1931, but lost the last game in March, 

Following the completion of Alumni 
Coliseum, Weaver continued to serve a 
vital role in the school's HPERA program 
and the gym became the home floor for 
the women's basketball teams until they 
also moved to Alumni Coliseum. Eas- 
tern's women's volleyball team now plays 
its home matches in Weaver and the 
men's and women's physical education 
departments are headquartered there. 

EKU Receives Donation 
of Arlington Memorabilia 

A bit of history came back to Arling- 
ton recently. The history — two antique 
French urns and some family portraits 
and scrapbooks — was donated by descen- 
dants of former residents of Arlington, 
now Eastern's faculty-alumni social and 
recreation facility. 

The gifts were made by Mrs. Martha 
Harrison Dorman of Roswell, Georgia, 
and Peyton R. Harrison of Louisville, 
great-great grandchildren of William Ar- 
nold, who built the original three-story 
Georgian style mansion in 1814. 

Arlington was donated to Eastern in 
1967 by W. Arnold Hanger, prominent! 
construction industrialist originally from 
Richmond, who made the gift in memory 
of his parents, Col. and Mrs. Harry B. 

The memorabilia, used in Arlington 
during the residency of Col. and Mrs. 
Hanger, are left to the association by the 
donors "to enrich the posterity of the 
home." All the items are on permanent 
display at Arlington. 

Presentation of the items to EKU 
was made on behalf of the donors by H. 
Thomas Tudor, vice president and trust 
officer of State Bank & Trust Company! 
with which the Hanger family had long 
been affiliated. 

Mankin Scholarship Fund 

A scholarship in memory of Philip 
H. Mankin, retired English professor who 
died last April, has been established by 
the Department of English through the 
EKU Foundation. 

Editor's rtotes 

( Continued fron; paye 1 j 

tirely, self-supporting in their operating 
costs. And, really, this is perhaps as it 
should be because the 45,000-member 
association has grown to a size which its 
membership could, and should, support 
its own programs and activities. 

Director of Alumni Affairs, J. W. 
"Spider" Thurman. who has served the 
alumni and his Alma Mater the past 20 
years, calls the probable change "under- 
standable and timely in view of the cur- 
rent state of the University, " and he 
adds that, while it will pose a real chal- 
lenge to the alumni, "challenges are 
nothing new for Eastern alumni; we've 
met numerous challenges and we'll meet 
this one." 

While the full details are still pend- 
ing on the level of funding appropriated 
for the University by the General As- 
sembly, it appears that it will take ap- 


proximately $100,000 per year in 
alumni dues and gifts to support the 
alumni operation. The University 

would continue to provide certain sup- 
port such as the quarters in the Mary 
Francis Richards Alumni House and its 
maintenance and utilities, certain com- 
puter services and other kinds of assis- 
tance. The Alumni Fund would, under 
the plan, support all other current op- 
erating costs, including the publications 
program, office supplies, postage, travel, 
and some staff salaries. 

We have conscientiously worked, 
thanks to the generous support of our 
alumni, to build an endowment that will 
support the alumni scholarship program. 
This program, a prize our alumni direc- 
tor has guarded, is established firmly 
enough to continue, although the num- 
ber will fluctuate somewhat as rising 
costs are matched with available funds. 

If you're thinking, "Now's when 
they'll tell me the alumni dues are going 
up." you're wrong, maybe. We hope 
that dues can remain unchanged, at least 

through July of 1983. However, the 
Alumni Association has to depend on 
larger voluntary gifts, matching gifts 
from companies and increased numbers 
of active (dues-paying) alumni. 

At this point, we're asking for your 
involvement-involvement in contacting 
your legislators and telling them how 
you feel about equity and fairness in 
funding higher education. . .and your in- 
volvement as an active member of an 
Alumni Association that will become 
more self-sufficient in the future. 

Conquering adversity and enduring 
crises make hearty individuals and or- 
ganizations even stronger. Your Alumni 
Association will weather this storm in 
Kentucky higher education, and con- 
tinue to serve. 

The future is indeed ours. What 
develops in the days ahead will depend 
upon how much each of us becomes in- 
volved. . .how much we care. . .how 
determined we are that Eastern and our 
ties to her will bind us together through 
the storms as well as the smooth sailing. 


The award will go to an English 
najor entering the junior year at the Uni- 
'ersity. Professor Mankin taught English 
or 1 7 years prior to his retirement in 

To be considered for the scholar- 
hip, students must be English majors, 
lave at least a 3.5 grade point average at 
he end of the second semester of their 
ophomore year, and should demonstrate 
love of language and literature. 

For selection of the scholarship re- 
:ipient, a special committee will be 
ormed consisting of three members of 
he University's English Department, the 
lean of the College of Arts and Human- 
ties, and an Eastern alumnus who was a 
ormer student of Professor Mankin. 

Alumni and other friends wishing 
o contribute to the scholarship fund or 
erve on the selection committee should 
ontact Department of English, Wallace 
iuilding, EKU, Richmond, KY 40475- 

sland Creek Donates $4,000 

o EKU Coal Mining Administration 

Island Creek Coal Company, a sub- 
idiary of Occidental Petroleum Corpora- 
ion with its headquarters in Lexington, 
las donated $4,000 to Eastern's coal min- 
ng administration program. 

According to Kent Royalty, director 
)f coal mining administration, the money 
vill be used to provide scholarships for 
;MA majors and to help meet program 

Eastern's coal mining administration 
jrogram began during the spring of 1977 
ind was the first such degree program 
)ffered in Kentucky or any other signifi- 
:ant coal producing state. At present, 
Royalty says about 45 students are ma- 
oring in the baccalaureate degree program 
vhich trains management and adminis- 
:rative personnel for the coal industry. 

2,000 Attend Rally To Question 
Higher Education Budget Cuts 

state Senator and president-emeritus of 
Eastern Kentucky University, Robert R. 
Vlartin, has received the Kentucky Coun- 
;il on Crime and Delinquency Award for 
lis contributions to the Commonwealth's 
:riminal justice system. Presenting the 
sward is Brett Scott, a past president of 
the organization and chairman of the 
awards committee. Martin was cited for 
lis visionary effort in establishing the 
EKU College of Law Enforcement and 
rontributions to training the state's crimi- 
nal justice employees. The award has 
Deen given since 1967. 

Eastern Student Association Presi- 
dent Carl Kremer told a crowd of 2,000 
attending a Mid-October protest of higher 
education budget cuts that the students 
consider themselves to be aboard a battle- 
ship that is not about to be blown out of 
the water. 

The remarks were made in response 
to Gov. John Y. Brown's appearance ear- 
lier this fall at the University of Kentucky 
student rally where he said he wants that 
institution to be the flagship university in 
the state. 

"The commitment that we the stu- 
dents of Eastern seek today is not the 
outworn views, but the old values that 
will never wear out," said Kremer, a 
senior from Lebanon, Ohio. "Education 
is our future, the future of the Common- 
wealth, and the future of our nation. We 
realize that a faltering economy is direct- 
ly responsible for our shortfall in revenue, 
and this has hampered our government 
officials. Yet, we cannot stand by and let 
our needs of higher education be thrown 
into a scrap pile of unintention and indif- 

The student government leader said 
the job of fighting for higher education is 
far from over, and he urged all those 
attending the rally to contact their polit- 
ical leaders and encourage them to sup- 
port the cause. 

Kremer said the rally was the stu- 
dents' way of sending a message to Frank- 
fort that they believe higher education 
should be a high priority, and the stu- 
dents need this priority in the form of a 
financial commitment. 

"A university cannot be a great insti- 
tution without proper resources, without 
quality instructors, and we need up-to- 
date equipment," he said. 

"All this costs money and that is 
what we need from our government offi- 
cials." Kremer added that Gov. Brown 
has been quoted as saying higher educa- 
tion was his highest priority. He said it 

was unfortunate that the Governor could 
not attend the rally, because the students 
would like to know exactly what he 
means by that statement. "We cannot 
understand why anyone would make over 
50 percent of his budget cuts in the area 
he calls his highest priority," stated the 
student leader. 

$1 ,500 Check Given To 

EKU Mass Communications Department 

A $1,500 check has been presented 
to Eastern's Department of Mass Com- 
munications by the Reader's Digest Foun- 
dation for journalism student travel dur- 
ing the 1981-82 academic year. 

Dean Holt, a senior journalism 
major from Mitchellsburg, president of 
the EKU chapter of the Society of Colle- 
giate Journalists, and journalism student 
representative to the Department of Mass 
Communications faculty committee, pre- 
sented the check to President J. C. 
Powell. This represents a total of $7,500 
given to EKU journalism students since 
1973 by the Reader's Digest Foundation. 

Journalism students at Eastern have 
been able to participate in media trips to 
Chicago, New York City, Washington, 
D.C. and Mexico City with the help of 
Reader's Digest Foundation funds. 

The Reader's Digest Foundation 
grant has made it possible for 30 students 
enrolled this semester in an EKU journal- 
ism law course to participate in a Ken- 
tucky Bench-Bar-Media Conference in 
Louisville. Students enrolled in news- 
paper and magazine management courses 
have traveled to observe technological in- 
novations in newspaper operations and 
advanced reporting students have devel- 
oped stories on Kentucky strip mines and 
the Kentucky legislature as a result of the 
availability of Reader's Digest Founda- 
tion support. 

Dean Holt, president of the campus chap- 
ter of the Society of Collegiate Journal- 
ists, presents the latest check from the 
Reader's Digest Foundation to Dr. J. C. 
Powell, president. The funds will be used 
for student travel. The Digest has given 
some $7500 to EKU journalism students 
since 1973. 




Adnunistrators of Ejsterfi and More- 
head State University met in late October 
to explore areas of continued and ex- 
panded cooperation between ttie two 

In a joint statement, EKU President, 
Dr. J. C. Powell, and t^orehead State Uni- 
versity President, Dr. Morris Norfleet, 
said that the purpose of the meeting was 
"to help determine where increased coop- 
eration will help maintain the levels of 
quality and service in the two univer- 

The two presidents, along with Eas- 
tern's Administrative Council and MSU's 
Cabinet, examined several areas which 
could serve the needs of the two institu- 
tions during times of "decreased state 
funding for higher education, and in the 
face of a proposed funding plan that 
would further erode the financial support 
for Eastern and Morehead State." 

The latter reference was to a recom- 
mendation that was presented to the 
Council on Higher Education by the 
Council staff November 12. The recom- 
mendation, which addresses funding for 
Kentucky universities for 1982-84, had 
been described as a proposal for re- 
allocation of state support by the Council 

The joint statement released by Pre- 
sidents Powell and Norfleet said: 

"Today's meeting between repre- 
sentatives of Eastern Kentucky Univer- 
sity and Morehead State University was 
designed to help determine where greater 
cooperation will help maintain the levels 
of academic quality and service in our 
two universities as well as other public 
and private institutions. 


"This conference came following de- 
creased state funding for higher educa- 
tion, and in the face of a proposed fund- 
ing plan that would further erode the 
financial support for Eastern and More- 
head State. 

"We believe the first aim of the 
Council on Higher Education should be 
to achieve increased funding for public 
higher education. The primary function 
of instruction should receive priority in 
allocation of their funds with improve- 

ment of faculty and staff salaries am 
meeting the impact of inflation as objec 

"We have looked at the meeting a 
a forum to examine means to use avail: 
able funds to better advantage. It wouh 
be our goal to extend and maintain thi 
services of the respective institution| 
through closer cooperation, while at thi 
same time, preserving the individual 
autonomy of Eastern Kentucky Univer' 
sity and Morehead State University." 

Some of the areas of cooperatior 
discussed included joint efforts in schei 
duling lecturers, concerts, and other per 
forming artists to help prevent increase; 
in costs to students for those programs; 
the granting of academic credit by both 
institutions for extended campus classel 
in which they cooperate; sharing o; 
television programming, library resourcesj 
and facilities; repair of instructional 
equipment; and the use of certain natura 
areas by both institutions. 

The administrators also planned foi 
expanded cooperation in such areas ai' 
travel, alumni activities, data processing! 
research equipment, and job placemen'; 
where there have been previous efforts 
In addition, the two institutions pledgee; 
continued mutual cooperation with 
business and industry in maintaining rele 
vance of academic programs and services. 


May 17-June 11 . . . Spring Intersession 
Saturday, June 12 . . . Graduate Record Exam 
Monday, June 14 . . . Registration, Summer Session 
Tuesday, June 15 . . . Classes Begin 
Thursday, August 5 , . . Commencement 
Friday, August 6 . . . Close of Classes 

The Eastern Kentucky University summer session offers a wide 
variety of educational opportunities for many who cannot attend 
the regular fall and spring semesters. An extensive program of 
undergraduate, graduate level, and special workshop and institute 
courses will be available. Undergraduate information may be ob- 
tained from the Dean of Admissions and graduate information 
from the Graduate School. Inquiries may be addressed to the 
appropriate office above and mailed to Eastern Kentucky Uni- 
veristy, Richmond, Kentucky 40475 - 0931. 





An Eastern Kentucky University 
park and recreation administration major 
has been selected as tine recipient of the 
1981 Outstanding Senior Recreation Stu- 
dent Award in Kentucky. 

Monica Jean Cummings, a senior 
from Jackson, Ml, received the honor in 
Louisville at the Kentucky Recreation 
and Park Society's annual conference. 

"We are extremely proud that one of 
3ur students has been selected for this 
nonor," said Dr. James McChesney, chair- 
nan of EKU's Department of Park and 
Recreation Administration. "Monica has 
:ertainly distinguished herself among her 
aeers and has helped bring a tremendous 

amount of recognition to our program." 
While studying at EKU vi/ith an em- 
phasis in outdoor education, Cummings 
has worked for the Richmond Parks and 
Recreation Department during the fall 
semester. During the summers of 1978 
thru 1981 she served as a lifeguard and 
park ranger for the Waterloo Recreation 
Area in Michigan. 

She has also been active in school or- 
ganizations, is president of the Kentucky 
Student Recreation and Park Society, and 
is the state's regional representative to the 
National Student Recreation and Park 

Journalism Student Again 
Receives Journalism Scholarship 

Dean Holt, an Eastern junior journa- 
ism major from Boyle County, has again 
Deen selected as recipient of the Victor R. 
^ortmann Journalism Scholarship. 

The $150 per semester scholarship 
/vas awarded to Holt for the second con- 
secutive year on the recommendation of 
EKU faculty and based on his academic 
standing and journalism achievements. 

Holt began an internship on the copy 
Jesk of the Lexington Herald in January 
and was a 1979 intern with the Danville 
Advocate-Messenger. Last summer he 
/vas a copy editing intern at the Daily 
Times-News in Burlington, N.C. He has 
also served as news editor of The Eastern 
°rogress. EKU's student newspaper. Holt 
s currently serving as president of Eas- 
tern's chapter of the Society of Collegiate 

He is the 20-year-old son of Ms. June 
Holt of Mitchellsburg. 

<Mpha Nu Offers Non-traditional 
students a New Beginning 

Like other institutions of higher edu- 
:ation today, Eastern is experiencing 
'apid growth in the number of non-tra- 
Jitional, or "older" students who are re- 
entering college. 

At Eastern this fall, a new officially 
'ecognized student organization, known 
as Alpha Nu, was formed to provide these 
students an opportunity to experience 
;ollege life in a manner that suits their 
nterests, needs and ambitions. Accord- 
ng to Mrs. Charlotte Denny, faculty ad- 
/isor for the organization. Alpha Nu has 
52 members. 

Denny says about 25 percent of the 
Jniversity's undergraduate enrollment is 


over twenty-five years of age, and over 75 
percent of the graduate students also fit 
into this age group, comprising a total 
population of over 3,500 non-traditional 

"More students than ever before are 
re-entering college after a delay in com- 
pleting their education because of mar- 
riage and family demands, the need to 
work for a few years, or any of a number 
of other reasons," she said. "These stu- 
dents are often older, have different in- 
terests, needs, and life priorities than 
those who enter college immediately af- 
ter high school." 

"For these students who are ex- 
periencing major life changes as they en- 
ter college. Alpha Nu truly represents a 
'new beginning'," she said. 

Five ROTO Cadets 
Commissioned Into U.S. Army 

Five Eastern Kentucky University 
Army Reserve Officer Training Corps 
(ROTC) cadets were commissioned as sec- 
ond lieutenants in the U.S. Army. 

Two of the five cadets were pre- 
sented certificates as "Distinguished Mili- 
tary Graduates" by Col. John R. 
Underwood, EKU professor of military 
science. The distinguished military grad- 
uates are Patrick A. Pujda, Linwood, N.J., 
infantry, and Ronald K. Rogers, Carding- 
ton, Ohio, military police corps. 

In addition to the distinguished grad- 
uates, the following individuals received 
commissions: Gary M. Holbrook, Morn- 
ing View, ordnance corps; Ralph V. 
Lockard, Hazel Green, infantry; and John 
W. Malvin, Elizabethtown, Pa., education- 
al delay. 

Dr. Robert W. Posey, dean of East- 
ern's College of Law Enforcement, gave 
the commissioning address. 

Psychology Student's Paper 

Takes Second Place At KAS Meeting 

Rhonda Morris, a senior psychology 
major at Eastern, received a second place 
award for her paper presented last fall at 
the Kentucky Academy of Sciences meet- 
ing at Murray State University. 

Morris, of Huddy in Pike Co., pre- 
sented one of 33 psychology papers that 
were judged for the Richard Griffith 
Foundation awards. Her paper, entitled, 
"The Roles of Decay and Interference in 
Short Term Memory Retention," was se- 
lected as the most outstanding entry by 
an undergraduate student. The paper was 
co-authored by Dr. Steven Falkenberg, 
associate professor of psychology. 

She received a $50 cash award from 
the KAS. 

Eighty-eight Percent of EKU Four-Year 
Nursing Students Pass State Boards 

Eighty-eight percent of Eastern's 
Baccalaureate Degree Nursing graduates 
have successfully written the State Board 
Examination administered last July and 
have been licensed to practice as regis- 
tered nurses, according to Dr. Mary C. 
Sees, chairman of EKU's four-year 
nursing program. 

"We are very pleased with the results 
of this examination and feel it is a strong 
reflection on the quality of Eastern's 
School of Nursing which received a six- 
year accreditation in 1979 from the 
National League for Nursing, a voluntary 
accrediting body which identifies out- 
standing education programs." 

Sees said that while the State Board's 
passing rate was very good, "the percen- 
tage might be even greater when the ex- 
amination is changed in July 1982 to 
more nearly reflect what is being taught 
in baccalaureate nursing education." 

According to her, the success in 
exam scores comes at a time when Eas- 
tern's four-year program is reaching a 
peak in popularity. "We had 220 fresh- 
men declare majors in baccalaureate nur- 
sing this year and over 200 other students 
are between the second semesters of their 
freshman and sophomore years," said 
Sees. Nursing students are admitted to 
the program when they successfully 
attain second semester sophomore 
status. Sees said the program currently 
has 213 actual majors and can accomm- 
odate a maximum load of 300 majors in 
the four-year program. 

Eastern's nursing program was es- 
tablished in 1971 and is located in the 
John D. Rowlett Building, a modernly 
equipped facility which contains labora- 
tories, classrooms, conference rooms, and 




The Ohio Valley Conference has 
honored eight Eastern Colonels on its 
1981 AII-OVC team and chosen EKU 
head coach Roy Kidd as its 1981 OVC 
Coach of the Year. 

Kidd, in his 18th season as head 
coach of the Colonels, directed his team 
to its first-ever 12-win season and the 
first ever eight-win OVC season in his- 

The all-time winningest coach in 
OVC history and the 1981 NCAA Divi- 
sion 1-AA Coach of the Year, Kidd has 
now compiled a 133-55-6 record. 

He was also chosen the 1-AA Nation- 
al Coach of the Year for the second con- 
secutive year by ABC Sports and Chevro- 



Individual honors were topped by 
senior defensive back George Floyd, a 
5-11 native of Brooksville, Fla.. who was 
not only picked AII-OVC but was selected 
as the league's top defensive player for 
the second year in a row. 

Floyd led the league with ten inter- 
ceptions and was second in punt returns 
(8.7), while collecting 72 tackles and 47 
assists this year. Floyd was an All-Ameri- 
can and AII-OVC in 1980 and 1981. 

Other Colonels picked first team AII- 
OVC were the following: 

— Kevin Greve, senior offensive 
guard from Cincinnati, Ohio, a three-time 
AII-OVC and 1981 first-team AP and 
Kodak Ail-American. 

— Terence Thompson, sophomore 
tailback from Owensboro, the Colonels' 
leading rusher (1,237 yards) and scorer 
(13 TD's). 

— Jerry Parrish, senior flanker, 
Auburndale, Fla., led the league in kick- 
off returns (29.8 avg.), 20 catches for 434 

— David Dihrkop, senior offensive 
tackle, Jamestown, Ohio. 

— Chris Taylor, junior offensive 
guard, Waycross, Ga. 


— Alex Dominguez, junior line- 
backer. South Miami, Fla., 38 tackles, 49 
assists, caused four fumbles and totaled 
four tackles for losses for a minus 22 

— Randy Taylor, junior defensive 
tackle, Cincinnati, Ohio, 39 tackles, 34 
assists, 11 tackles for losses (-81 yards), 
three caused fumbles, two fumble re- 

Women's Volleyball Team 
Closes With 36-1 1 Record 

The Eastern Colonels have closed 
out their 1981-82 women's volleyball 
season with an impressive 36-11 record. 
Along the way, EKU collected four tour- 
nament victories, the EKU Invitational, 
Michigan Invitational, OVC Conference 
Championship tournament and the 
Smokey Mountain Classic at the Univer- 
sity of Tennessee. 

Several players were given recogni- 
tion at these tournaments. Nancy 
Stoeckle was named to All-Tournament 
team at the Pittsburgh Invitational and at 
the Smokey Mountain Classic. Laurie 
Briggs was named to the All-Tournament 
team at the Smokey Mountain Classic and 
Deanne Madden was chosen to the EKU 
Invitational All-Tournament team and 
was picked Most Valuable Player in that 
tournament. She was also named to the 
AIAW Region II All-Tournament team in 
Raleigh, N.C. 

The season came to a close at the 
AIAW Region II Championship Tour- 
nament. Pool play started the tourna- 
ment with Eastern facing Tennessee Tech 
and winning 15-12, 15-4. Then the 
Colonels dropped the next match to 
Appalachian State 15-12,3-15,3-15. Re- 
grouping, Eastern took the next match 
from North Carolina 15-13, 6-15, 16-14. 
But again they let down and lost the last 
match to North Carolina State, 5-15, 15- 
12, 13-15. 

The Colonels came out of pool play 
rated fourth and had to face North Caro- 
lina in the semi-finals. Eastern didn't give 
the match up easily as it went five games 
but the win eventually went to North 
Carolina 10-15, 15-13, 15-12,9-15,6-15. 

Barton Elected 
N.A.T.A. President 

Eastern Athletic Trainer Dr. Bobby 
Barton has been elected President of the 
National Athletic Trainers Association. 

Mr. Barton is a member of several 

Kevin Greve 

professional organizations, and has made' 
numerous presentations in Kentucky and 
other surrounding states. 

Barton served as Vice-President of 
the NATA in 1980-1981. 

Colonels Complete Best Season 
Ever In Field Hockey 

Lynne Harvel and her Eastern 
Colonels' field hockey squad finished the 
year with a record of 12-5-4. Although 
this record doesn't seem to be anything 
to rant and rave about, Harvel said that 
this team was "my best team ever at Eas-i 

The Colonels played top notch com-, 
petition every time they took the field, 
and in Coach Harvel's own words," It 
helped us to mature and weld together 

The 1981 Colonels blasted through 
their first ten opponents, going unde- 
feated with a 7-0-3 record. This start 
brought up an appropriate phrase from 
Coach Harvel, "We may have peaked too 

The high point of the season came 
when EKU swept three Big Ten oppo 
nents in one weekend, beating Ohio 
State, Purdue, and Indiana. At the time 
Eastern beat Purdue, the Boilermakers 
were ranked seventh in the country. 

Eastern Finishes Third 

In Men's OVC Cross-Country Meet 

The Eastern men's cross country 
team ended its season on a good note. In 
the Ohio Valley Conference champion- 
ships held in October in Murray, Eastern 
finished a surprising third in the 10,000 
meter event. Murray State (28 points) 
and Western Kentucky (36) finished first 
and second, respectively. 

Eastern's third place finish with 78 
points was 12 better than fourth place 
Akron's 90. "I was real pleased to beat 
Akron because they had been favored 
along with Murray and Western," said 
Eastern coach Rick Erdmann. "Our team 
ran extremely well and showed that cross 
country has to be a team sport," he said. 


Vomen's Cross Country 
"inishes Third In O.V.C. 

Eastern's women's cross country 
;am finished a very strong third in the 
)hio Valley Conference championships, 
.astern finished with 64 points, first 
lace Murray State had 40 points and 
scond place Western Kentucky had 56. 

"As the season progressed, our 
oung team (no seniors and only one 
jnior) steadily improved," said Sandra 
lartin, coach of the Eastern team. 

The highlights of the champion- 
hips for Eastern came from Lisa Renner 
nd Maria Pazarentzos. As a freshman, 
tenner won the event in 18:36.2, defeat- 
ig her nearest competitor by nine se- 
onds. in third place for Eastern was 
ophomore Pazarentzos. 

Eastern's next five runners finished 
/ithin 28 seconds of each other, 
tephanie Wetzell finished 18th in 20:17. 
;aren Haden (20th, 20:22), Jenny 
aulbee (22nd, 20:42), Jean Strait (23rd, 
0:44) and Eve Combs (24th, 20:45) 
/ere the other runners for Eastern in the 

"Determination was the biggest fac- 
Dr in our team doing so well this sea- 
Dn," said Martin. 

KU Baseball Team 
announces Captains 

Jim Ward, EKU's baseball coach, has 
nnounced the co-captains for this year's 
5am are seniors Jim Scanlon and Gary 

Scanlon, from Detroit, Mich., will be 
1 the starting outfield. Last spring, he 
/as a big part of Eastern's offense. He 
!d the team in doubles with 13 and tied 
or the lead in game-winning hits with 
3ur. He was second in home runs and 
jns batted in with 10 and 44, respec- 
ively. Scanlon was also no lower than 
ixth in any major offensive category. 

Buel, from Kalamazoo, Mich., will be 
tarting at shortstop. As a sophomore at 
^alamazoo Valley Community College, 
e was named to the all-state junior col- 
;ge team. Last year here at Eastern, he 
lissed only five of Eastern's 59 games. 
)efensively, he helped Eastern set a team 
ecord of 44 double plays from his posi- 
ion at shortstop. 

"Jim and Gary were selected by a 
ote of the team members. Part of the 
riteria to choose them was that they pro- 
;ct an image we want representing Eas- 
ern. Other criteria was to be outstanding 
ompetetitors, leaders and good stu- 
lents," said Ward. 

Eastern's spring schedule will be 
lighlighted by the Rollins College Invita- 
ional in Winter Park, Florida. Other 
lighlights will be home and away contests 
igainst Southeastern Conference teams 
fennessee and Kentucky. 

For the first time in years. Eastern 
vill not be facing Western Kentucky be- 
;ause the Hilltoppers are now in the 
iouth Division of the Ohio Valley Con- 
erence. Eastern's opponents in the 
•Jorth Division will be Morehead State, 
^kron and Youngstown State. 




Two researchers have completed a 
year-long study which may have an im- 
pact on the health of eastern Kentucky 

The researchers are Dr. Don Calitri, 
professor of health education at Eastern, 
and Frank A. Rose, Jr., a planner with 
the East Kentucky Health Systems Agen- 
cy (EKHSA). 

The two men have identified a num- 
ber of diseases and conditions-obesity, 
alcohol abuse, smoking, emotional stress, 
heart disease, cancer, stroke, emphysema, 
and others-which they feel can be re- 
duced through the educational process. 
The ability to make informed decisions, 
they say, is the key to better health. 

In their study of health education in 
Eastern Kentucky, Calitri and Rose con- 
ducted a survey of 46 randomly selected 
elementary schools in nine EKHSA sub- 
areas. The survey involved 2,272 sixth 
grade students and 404 elementary teach- 

The results, they said, indicate a lack 
of basic information about health. Based 
upon the scores achieved on a 50-item 
nationally standardized health knowledge 
test, 98% of the schools scored below the 
50th percentile. Even less encouraging 
were the individual students' scores; the 
majority scored below the 25th percen- 

The study showed that the 6th grade 
students scored highest in the categories 
of first aid/safety and mental health, and 
they scored lowest in the areas of disease 
disorders, community health and nutri- 

Calitri and Rose sought out possible 
causes for the students' low test scores, 
focusing their attention on a lack of 
health education in elementary schools 
and lack of health background among ele- 
mentary teachers. 

They found that the vast majority of 
the teachers had little undergraduate edu- 
cation in health matters beyond a basic 
course in physical fitness or personal and 
community health and nutrition. At the 
graduate level, results were even worse 
with almost 90 percent of the teachers 
having no graduate level health courses. 

Their recommendations are far-reach- 
ing. Among them are requiring elemen- 
tary teachers to complete at least three 
college hours in teaching health, and that 
schools be required to establish a sequen- 
tial program of health education from 
Kindergarten through 12th grade. They 
also recommend that the Kentucky De- 
partment of Education and the Depart- 

ment of Human Resources be given the 
joint responsibility for planning and 
developing policies and standards which 
can be adopted for use in local communi- 

As Dr. Calitri said, "With all the con- 
cern in public education tor a return to 
the basics, I know of no subject more 
basic than health." Rose described the 
state as being "at a crossroad in health 
education" where action needs to be 
taken" to remedy the situation and make 
changes in our life styles." 

Dr. Sees Appointed to 

National Nursing Board of Review 

Dr. Mary C. Sees, chair of Eastern's 
Department of Baccalaureate Nursing, has 
been appointed a regular member of the 
Board of Review for the National League 
of Nursing. The appointment is for two 

The National League for Nursing is 
a non-profit membership organization 
dedicated to developing and improving 
standards for quality nursing education, 
nursing practice, and health care delivery 
in the United States. 

Book Sales Benefit 

The Moore Scholarship Fund 

Dr. Joseph O. Van Hook, retired 
University professor and author of The 
Kentucky Story, a widely used text in 
Kentucky schools, has dedicated some 
700 fourth-edition copies of his book to 
the William J. Moore Scholarship Fund 
which honors the late EKU administrator 
and professor. 

A portion of the purchase price of 
these books will go directly to the Moore 
Fund, and eventually the publication 
rights to the book will be turned over to 
EKU to benefit the Fund. 

Dedicated copies of The Kentucky 
Story may be purchased from the Alumni 
Association or at the EKU Bookstore. 

Polvino Receives 

KAHPER Top Award for 1981 

Dr. Geri Polvino, professor of phys- 
ical education and women's volleyball 
coach at Eastern, has been awarded the 
1981 Distinguished Service Award by the 
Kentucky Association of Health, Physical 
Education and Recreation. 

Polvino was cited by KAPHER for 
her work as a teacher and graduate thesis 
supervisor for the specialist degree, and 


Geri Polvino 

Ted George 

for her frequent contributions to sports 
guides and handbooks. While specializing 
in volleyball, the range of her work has 
included lacrosse, swimming, Softball, 
bowling, golf, team handball, and basket- 
ball. Polvino was also praised for her 
leadership in establishing volleyball for 
girls in Kentucky at both the high school 
and college levels. 

Faculty Coordinator for 
International Meeting 

Dr. Francesco Scorsone, professor of 
mathematics, served as coordinator for a 
meeting of the Internation Center for 
Transportation Studies held in Amalfi, 
near Salerno, Italy, in mid-November. 

The purpose of the meeting was to 
provide a forum for the exchange of in- 
formation on transportation research and 
to encourage international cooperation in 
transportation-related fields. 

A native of Italy, Dr. Scorsone re- 
ceived his doctor of philosophy degree 
from Palermo University in Italy. He has 
been with Eastern since 1965. 

Professor Installed as President 
of Kentucky Academy of Sciences 

Dr. Ted M. George, chairman of Eas- 
tern's Department of Physics and Astron- 
omy, was installed as president of the 
Kentucky Academy of Sciences during 
the organization's annual meeting at 
Murray State University. 

Two other EKU professors were re- 
elected for one year terms as KAS offi- 
cers. Dr. Morris Taylor, professor of 
chemistry, will serve as treasurer, and Dr. 
Robert Creek, professor of biological 
sciences, is secretary. 

Dr. Hagias is a Candidate 
for MAI Designation 

Dr. James S. Hagias, associate profes- 
sor of real estate in the Department of 
Real Estate at Eastern, has been granted 
five years experience credit toward the 
Member of Appraisal Institute (MAI) 

The MAI is awarded by the American 
Institute of Real Estate Appraisers, a na- 
tionwide organization recognizing profes- 
sionalism in appraising. The five year 
credit was given for teaching finance and 
real estate courses at the university level. 

Francesco Scorsone 

Hagias, a graduate of Miami Univer- 
sity (O.), has a Ph.D. in finance from the 
University of Cincinnati, and he has 
taught previously at Miami, Illinois State, 
and James Madison University (Va.) 
where he established the real estate con- 

History Prof Undertakes Research 
on Bikini Atoll Testing 

Dr. Lloyd Graybar, professor of his- 
tory at Eastern, has completed research 
into the 1946 nuclear testing program 
held at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific. 

The research was made possible 
through a grant from the Earhart Founda- 
tion in Ann Arbor, Mich. Graybar's 
research studies took him to the Truman 
Library in Independence, Mo., the Eisen- 
hower Library in Abilene, Kan., and the 
U.S. Air Force's Simpson Historical Re- 
search Center in Montgomery, Ala. 

Graybar has done previous research 

and written an article, "Bikini Revisited,' 
which was published in the Oct. 198( 
issue of Military' Affairs. He also read , 
paper on public opinion and nuclear test 
ing at the 1981 meeting of the Organiza 
tion of American Historians. 

KWIC Honors Current, Former EKU 
Faculty and Grad Student 

After a decade of operation, th( 
Kentucky Women's Intercollegiate Con 
ference has honored 17 individuals a:\ 
Founders of the organization, including; 
two current Eastern physical educatiorj 
faculty members. 

Those from Eastern who received the 
KWIC Founders Award are Dr. Pegq^ 
Stanaland and Dr. Geri Polvino, EKU pro 
fessors of physical education. 

Stanaland, a former EKU women'!' 
field hockey coach, is now coordinaton 
of graduate studies in physical educatior 
at Eastern, and Polvino is serving her 15th 
year as women's volleyball coach. 

Samuel Weese Named EKU Chairholdeij 
of Insurance 

Dr. Samuel H. Weese, former West, 
Virginia commissioner, has assumed the 
duties of chairholder of insurance at Eas-i 

Weese, who served as Commissioner; 
of Insurance in West Virginia from 1969i 
to 1975, holds the bachelor and master, 
of business administration degrees from; 
West Virginia University and the doctor-i 
ate from the University of Pennsylvania. 

Eastern's insurance program in the 
College of Business' Department of Busi-j 
ness Administration is the only one- 
offered in Kentucky. 

Ronald Overstreet, center, manager of Rose's Department Store in Richmond, presents 
a $1,000 check to President J. C. Powell, as Kurt Zimmerman, director of Eastern's 
career development and placement division, looks on. The money was presented to the 
University for use by the division in support of its efforts to provide job placement 
service to EKU students and graduates. The North Carolina-based corporation has hired 
a large number of Eastern graduates, many of whom are described as "top-notch em- 



reatiye writing 


he 20th annual Creative Writing 
onference will begin on June 21 of this 
3ar. If the future is revealed by the past, 
Dout one-third of the participants will be 
umni. "Frankly, we never sought a spe- 
al target group," admits Bill Sutton, 
bnference director since 1973, "but 
lany of our aspiring writers just happen 
) be alums." 

"Just happen" is not the whole ex- 
planation for what amounts to a history 
f alumni involvement. Sutton mentions, 
)r example, that English teachers have 
ways found the week-long conference 
3 be a perfect capstone to their summer 
acations. They can take a break from 
rilling students on grammar in favor of 
oning their own skills in the develop- 
lent of plot, character, and dialogue. 

Moreover, older and retired alumni 
re joining the national phenomenon, re- 
resented by Elderhostel, of returning to 
ampus for special programs. Thus each 
onference contains a healthy mixture of 
ge groups. 

"We go from age 20 on up." Sutton 
xplains. And the assortment of experi- 
nces represented by participants only 
dds to the reward and pleasure of all. In 
jct, it is the interaction within the group 
'hich gives the week its singular flavor. 

"Writers need," Sutton points out, 
to share their work and creativity with 
thers." Those who enroll are asked to 
Jbmit in advance one short story or four 
oems. The manuscripts are duplicated 
D that each conferee receives a copy. 

There is much counseling, criticizing, 
nd, most importantly, helping each 
ther with the difficulties of converting 
ne images of the mind into poetry or 

Participants discuss their works be- 
Dre one of three hour-long sessions held 
ach day throughout the week. And they 
enefit from the immediate reaction and 
omment provided by others in the con- 
srence. In addition, there is a daily re- 

"In some ways, the afternoon coffees 
re the most important activity we have, 
hey give," Sutton continues, "an infor- 
lal setting for the serious exchange of 
ips and ideas on the craft of writing." 

All this self-help does not suggest 
Tat the conference lacks instruction or 
istructors. Indeed, Sutton teaches crea- 
ive writing as professor of English at 

By James K. Libbey 

Eastern, and conferees may elect to earn 
college credit (1 hour) since the experi- 
ence is offered as ENG 503. Also, other 
members of the English Department 
often donate their time and expertise to 
the group. 

For example, Hal BIythe and Charlie 
Sweet have become fixtures with the pro- 
gram. The duo paired up several years 
ago to form one of the more prominent 
writing teams in the region. 

Their short stories have been pub- 
lished in numerous magazines and their 
mysteries regularly appear in ELLERY 
QUEEN. The invaluable insights they 
possess on how to market manuscripts 
and please editors are presented to con- 
ference participants. 

Finally, conferees have an opportu- 
nity to discuss their works on a one-to- 
one basis with a professional writer. 
Some of the authors employed in the past 
include: Harriet Simpson Arnow (THE 
DOLL-MAKER), Bracelen Flood (LOVE 
THE FLIM-FLAM MAN), Jesse Stuart 
TRUE), and Walter Tevis (THE 

Sutton did not conceive the idea of 
using talented authors. The tradition be- 
gan in the mind of Byno Rhodes who is 
himself something of a campus tradition 
if only because he joined the English De- 
partment nearly a quarter of a century 

"Early in 1963, President (Robert 
R.) Martin suggested," Rhodes says, "a 
writing conference to (then chairman) 
Presley Grise who, in turn, appointed a 
committee to study the matter. Sound 
familiar? Well, I was the end result of the 
department's deliberations." 

Rhodes humbly hints that he accept- 
ed as much by default as design the task 
of turning the concept into a reality. 
Nevertheless, he strenuously worked to 
make the first Creative Writing Confer- 
ence an instant success. By taking advan- 
tage of a mutual connection with Vander- 
bilt University, he secured the services of 
John Crowe Ransom, one of the South's 
best known poets. 

"We had a little problem," Rhodes 
facetiously recalls. "Our conference 
group was swamped by 200 'visitors' who 
clamored to see Ransom. Thereafter we 

had a standing rule which kept only the 
evening sessions open to the public." 

The rule remains and so does the use 
of guest writers. In fact, before Sutton 
assumed his current responsibilities, 
Rhodes had employed him as one of the 
writers who assisted participants. Thus 
Sutton's experience with the conference 
extends to 1970. 

"One thing I learned over the years," 
Sutton admits, "is that professional writ- 
ers do not always make excellent teach- 
ers. We have had one or two big-name 
writers who could courageously face a 
blank page but not a lively audience." 

In selecting visiting authors, Sutton 
is now careful to choose those who have 
extensive publications and good reputa- 
tions for their teaching abilities. Last 
summer, for instance, poet Jim Wayne 
Miller and short story writer Gordon 
Weaver came to Richmond. They had 
been in classrooms for years and could re- 
late very well to conference participants. 

Sutton does not have a difficult time 
locating and hiring suitable authors to 
work with the conference. "Quite often 
they come to me," he states. One reason 
professional authors eagerly seek the 
chance to visit Richmond is the longevity 
and reputation of the annual affair. 

"I have to admit," Rhodes confides, 
"my years as director did more to make 
my name known beyond Eastern than 
anything else I've ever done." Indeed, 
writers across the nation are quite famil- 
iar with the program since specialty ma- 
gazines such as WRITER'S DIGEST reg- 
ularly mention EKU's conference. 

This favorable attention has encour- 
aged other institutions, particularly in 
Ohio and Indiana, to imitate Eastern; yet 
Sutton is not afraid of the competition. 

He believes that the combination of 
distinguished writers and local faculty 
provides conferees with the type of spe- 
cial help not duplicated elsewhere. "It is 
the individual attention," Sutton con- 
cedes, "which makes the week so success- 
ful and participants so enthusiastic over 
the conference." 

Alumni interested in attending the 
20th Creative Writing Conference may se- 
cure specific information and a brochure 
by sending a request to: Dr. William 
Sutton, Wallace 217, Department of 
English, Eastern Kentucky University, 
Richmond, KY 40475-0959. 





Dr. Bill R. Booth, '60, Head, Depart- 
ment of Art and professor of Art History 
at Morehead State University, tias been 
invited to do researcti on Chiinese Art and 
Culture in ttie Republic of Chiina. Booth's 
research is being supported by a 
grant from the Pacific Cultural Founda- 
tion of Taipei, Taiwan. 

The principle research will be done in 
the National Palace Museum in Taipei. 
Booth will also interview several of the 
leading artists of the Republic of China 
during his month-long stay in Taiwan. 

In addition Booth was invited to 
present a lecture on "Chinese Influences 
on Western Arts," at the Asian Pacific 
Conference on Art Education Sympo- 
sium, 1981, held in Taipei August 2-6. 
The Symposium was sponsored by the 
National Taiwan Academy of Arts, 
with the Co-sponsorship of the Musashino 
Academia Musicae and Nihon University 
of Japan; The International Cultural So- 

ciety of Korea; The Cultural Center of 
the Philippines; and the Pacific Cultural 
Foundation of China. 

Participants from Japan, Korea, the 
Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Hong 
Kong, and Australia will represent the 
Orient. Delegates from Canada and the 
United States will represent North 
America and several European Countries 
will be in attendance at the Symposium. 

The theme of the Conference was: 
"The East meets the West in the Arts." 
The objectives of the Conference in- 
cluded, bringing together international 
experts in art history, fine arts, music, 
sculpture, design, etc., to discuss new 
directions in the Arts. 

Booth has been advised that his 
paper, submitted to the Conference plan- 
ners in June, will be published as part of 
the official record of the Symposium, 
which will be printed in Chinese and Eng- 

Dr. Bill R. Booth, '60, head of the De; 
partment of Art at Morehead State Un 
versity, examines a Chinese bronze be 
from his collection. 

Following the Conference, Booth, a 
one of the speakers at the Conference 
was invited to participate in a thre 
day tour of the island as a guest of thi 
Conference organizers. 



Mrs. Geraldine Allen Talbert, '38, in 
Richmond, VA, on September, 1981. 

Harold T. Rogers, Sr., '49, of a heart 
attack in Chicago, IL, on August 20, 

Elizabeth L. Willis, '12, in San Lean- 
dro, CA, in December, 1973. 

Lisa Anne Naylor, '76, in an auto 
accident, on October 1, 1981. 

Shelby Naylor, '73, of monomy- 
blastic leukemia, on December 22, 1980. 

Judieth R. Adkins, '71, on October 
25, 1979. 

Harold L. Douds, '29, in 1973, cause 

Mrs. Eleanor C. Hamilton, '31, after a 
long illness, on May 15, 1981. 

Mrs. Regina Sue Graham, '67, May 
21, 1981. 

Miss Gertrude Tartar, '10, on May 4, 
1981, cause unknown. 

Lucian Earl Niles, '74, at his resi- 
dence, on June 18, 1981. 

Mrs. LaVerne Holcomb Blackburn, 
'44, on July 2, 1981. 

James B. Judy, '48, on April 23, 
1981, cause unknown. 

Marie Langdon, '73, on February 23, 
1980, cause unknown. 

Otis Miracle, '50, in Good Samaritan 
Hospital, Lexington, on June 21, 1981. 

Evanetta Beuther Bickel, '37, after 
an extended illness, date unknown. 


Laura Jett Moore, '20, on May 11, 
1981, cause unknown. 

William W. Martin, '33, on March 30, 
1980, cause unknown. 

Richard L. "Dick" Brown, Sr., '46, 
in Tyler hospital after a lengthy illness, 
on June 18, 1981. 

Charles L. Terry, '44, on July 17, 
1980, cause unknown. 

James T. Argentine, '48, in 1979, 
cause unknown. 

P.J. White, '28, after a long illness, 
on August 14, 1981. 

Harold H. Jenkins, '52, of a stroke at 
his home, on May 9, 1981. 

Charles D. Taylor, '69, on March 14, 

Lillie Owens Hammonds, on April 
27, 1981, cause unknown. 

Scova Leegina Patrum Bugyi, '75, on 
October 28, 1981, at Good Samaritan 
Hospital in Lexington, after a short ill- 

Orland D. Lea, '31, on April 11, 
1981, in Brooksville. 

Haywood H. Ward, '74, date and 
cause unknown. 

Willard Arnett, '66, on March 7, 
1981, killed in a tractor accident in 

Moody Clyde Howard, '50, on April 
13, 1981, cause unknown. 

Mrs. Kenneth Kearns (Edith Dalzell), 
'32, on November 9, 1972, of a heart 

Mabel Kunkel, '24, on July 15, 1981, 
at her home in Richmond after a short 

Katharine F. Miller, '56, date and 
cause unknown. 

Mary Grace Mattocks Updyke, '60, 
in 1979, cause unknown. 


astern President J.C. Powell (right) accepts Parker Seal Company's gift to the Margin 
JDr Excellence Fund from plant manager Jerry Stewart (center) and Wayne Pinkstaff, 
jersonnel manager. Parker Seal is among the first corporate members in the University 

ellows, the highest level of giving in the Margin for Excellence program. The com- 

any's gift of $1 ,000 or more annually has been designated to establish a two-year schol- 
rship for a deserving student in Eastern's Colleges of Business or Applied Arts and 


Ammerman Named Vice 

President of Philadelphia Bulletin Co. 

Craig Ammerman, a former Eastern 
student and editor of the school's news- 
paper, has been named a vice president of 
the Philadelphia Bulletin Co., which he 
joined in August 1980. 

As litis edition of the Eastern Alum- 
nus went to press, wont was reeeiecil of 
the elosinn of the liullelin on January 29. 
Aniniernian, 3:i, was deserilicd as ntal;inS 
the paper "seem alive auain...ehalleit)iin);. 
..willing to try thinns." 

The New Jersey native began work- 
ing for the Riehmond Daily Re^tisler in 
1963 as a sports reporter and worked 
part-time for the Lexington Herald-Lea- 
der sports department while attending 
Eastern. Ammerman served as editor of 
The Eastern Progress during the 1958 
fall semester. 

He joined the Associated Press in 
1959 in West Virginia and spent the next 
10 years with the news service. He 
worked for AP as a news editor in West 
Virginia and New England, as a national 
supervisor in New York, as deputy sports 
editor and as New York bureau chief. 
Ammerman left AP in March 1979 to 
become managing editor of the New York 
Post, the nation's largest afternoon news- 
paper and held that position until joining 
The Bulletin. 


Laurie J. Bennett, to JOHN DENIS 
EPERANDIO, '78, on August 25, 1979. 

NANCY MARMIE, '76, to Jim 
homson, on August 30, 1980. 

Deborah L. Hutchison, to LARRY 
HOMAS CLARK, '75, on June 28, 

Villiam H. Canon III, on May 24, 1980. 

Nina Wilson, to JOHN M. 
/IcDANIELS, '77, on July 5, 1980. 

Susan Hartman, to RAYMOND 
DOUGLAS HOUSE, '79, on September 
!7, 1980. 

>n May 19, 1979. 

Donald Wayne Hill, on July 12, 1980. 

ember 6, 1980. 

Susan Milavec, to HARRY C. 
•AINT, '68, on October 12, 1980. 

icott Padon, on June 7, 1980. 

o Sonny Moore, January 31, 1981. 

5ERALD DALE ROSS, '78, on June 21, 

Dctober 20, 1979. 

79, to ROBERT C. MOBERLY, MA '79, 
>n May 31, 1980. 

January 3, 1981. 

Beverly Cloyd, '80, to James W. 
Carr, on May 24, 1980. 

Paul D. Pettigrew, on February 23, 1980. 

Donald Wayne Hill, on July 12, 1980. 

Lawrence Piercy, on February 14, 1981. 

'79, to William Keller Pridemore, on May 
23, 1981. 

James Williams, on June 27, 1981. 

BALHATCHET, '79, to Thomas Peterson 
Ager, on June 27, 1981. 

CAROL ALLENDER, '81, to David 
Foust, on June 13, 1981. 

Deena Lynn Williams, to THOMAS 
WAYNE NEWMAN, '79, in the summer 
of 1981. 

July 25, 1981. 

Elizabeth Allen Tipton, to 
ROBERT OWEN GRISE, '80, on April 
11, 1981. 

'80, to Carl Douglas Lucas, on June 20, 

William Allen Robison, on June 1, 1981. 

Ellen Wood Sutherland, to JAMES 
WHITE FREEMAN, '72, on June 27, 

Barbara Dye, to CHARLES E. 
HARDY, Jr., '75, on July 25, 1981. 

Curlena Clay, to CHARLES 
FLOYD, '81, on August 29, 1981. 

to Leslie Joseph Williams, on June 6, 

Kimberly Lynn Hazelwood, to 
20, 1981. 

Lorelei Jacob to CHRIS 
ELSBERRY, '80, on June 27, 1981. 

Kelly Susan Trossen, to JEFFREY 
T. HEINE, '80, on July 25, 1981. 

Thomas W. Corbin. 

Steven Craig Magner, on July 18, 1980. 

PAMELA E. BROWN, '78, to 
Gregory L. Bryant, on August 22, 1981. 

KAREN JOHNS, '78, to Terry Joe 
Martin, on May 30, 1981. 

Patty Neyer, to TIMOTHY 
DOYLE, '75, August 1, 1981. 

Robert A. Byrne, on July 18, 1981. 

A. BROWNING, '78, on September 25, 

Barbara J. Terry, to MARK R. 
BARRY, '80, on May 23, 1981. 

LAURA R. READ, '76, to Benny 
W. Aaron, on June 13, 1981. 

RICHARD A. DAVIS, '80, on May 16, 

LISA ANN SMOOT, '80, to W. 
Wayne Sills, on June 20, 1981. 



Holly Sederberg, to GREG 
HAMILTON, '79, on June 27, 1981. 

CLIFF HYDE, '79, on June 12, 1981. 

James Lockwood, on June 27, 1981. 

August 15, 1981. 

Janet Lynn Walters, to JEFFREY 
MICHAEL DUFF, '72, on August 29, 

M. ANN GREGORY, '73, to 
William A. Faris, on June 27, 1981. 

NANCY L. SPENCER, '80, to 
Garland Ratliff, Jr., on September 26, 

LARRY BURNETT, '81, on May 9, 

Timothy Randall Thorp, on March 14, 

WANDA M. BARNETT, '80, to 
DEAN R. JOHNS, '78, on June 20, 1981. 

Stephanie Lynn Hurst, to PAUL 
WAYNE WELLS, '77, on April 4, 1981. 

Michael Flynn Moffatt, on August 30, 

'68, to MANFORD V. CORNELL, on 
October 9, 1981. 

L. Renee Patrick, to LINCOLN V. 
SHARP, Jr., '75, on June 20, 1981. 

Michael E. Meadows, on January 3, 1981. 

CAROLYN J. COMBS, '79, to 
August, 1980. 

TERESA PROFITT, '80, to John 
M. Kinser, on June 27, 1981. 

Richard Lee Albaugh, on June 6, 1981. 

Russell Henning on October 10, 1981. ■ 


Lauren Elizabeth Eckerly, Route 2, 
Box 255, Floyds Knobs, TN 47119, to 
ROBERT A., '76, and Margaret L. 
Eckerle, on July 8, 1980. 

James Rooney Guinn, 2013 Summer 
Hayes Court, Lexington 40503, to 
Charles and HELEN GUINN, '79, in 
January, 1981. 

Brandon Wilson Doty, Route 1, Box 
109, Glasgow 42141, to MAX L., '69, 
and BETTY SYBIL DOTY, '69, on 
August 19, 1981. 

Andrew Raymond Leidolf, P.O. 
Box 821, Lynch 40855, to ERV, '77, 
'78, on June 12, 1980. 

Daniel Joshua Builard, R.R. 2, 
Waddy 40076, the son of DANNY DALE 
BULLARD, '70, born on November 3, 

Christina Leigh Hiett, 921 Dewey 
Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740, to JAN 
KENNETH, '74. and Victoria A. Hiett, 
on August 11, 1981. 

John Kevin Pasini, Jr., 142 Pascack 
Ave., Emerson, NJ 07630, to Jack K., 
on August 14, 1981. 

William Romine Stull, 8805 Oak 
Haven, N. Little Rock, AR 72116, to 
WM. A., '77, and CAROL ANN 
JOHNSON STULL, '72, on August 8, 

Charles Andrew Leyes, 305 Surrey 
Circle, Aiken, SC 29801, to Charles C, 
and CAROL ADAMS LEYES, '72, on 
March 10, 1981. 

Nancy Llewellyn Engelhardt, Route 
1, Paint Lick 40451, to RICHARD LEE, 
ENGELHARDT, '74, on October 3, 

Lindsay Elizabeth King, 9201 
Glover, Louisville 40222, to CHARLES, 
'78 and DEBRA ROWLETT KING, '76, 
on October 13, 1980. 

Erin Elizabeth Wilson, Route 1, Box 
321C, Eubank 42567, to GILBERT A., 
'73, on April 3, 1981. 

Benjamin Corey Baxter, Route 2, 
Lancaster Road, Richmond 40475, to 
BAXTER, '76, on October 22, 1980. 

Annette Kay Bryan, 6960 Roberta, 
Tipp City, OH 45371, to TIMOTHY J., 
'74, and KAREN THOMAS BRYAN, '74, 
on November 12, 1980. 

Hayley Marie Lynch, Route 9, 
Shenandoah Dr., Frankfort 40601, 
B. LYNCH, '77, on June 15, 1981. 

Keith David Cecil, Box 743, Coates 
Adm. BIdg., EKU, Richmond 40475, to 
DAVID J., '75, and CAROLYN S. 
CECIL, '75, on April 25, 1981. 

Elizabeth Suzanne Cash, 4502 Nor- 
wood Dr., Science Hill 42553, to Harold 
and DIANA ZURFACE CASH, '76, on 
December 31, 1980. 

Andrew Joseph Sims, 57 Sweetbriar 
Dr., Newport News, VA 23606, to 
DANIEL C, '69, to NORMA A. 
WRIGHT SIMS, '73, on November 20, 

Laura D. Hampton, 227 E. Main, 
Paris, to DAVID E., '75, and Priscilla 
Hampton, on August 29, 1980. 

Amanda Marie Mackinnon, 326 
Jennings Road, Rossford, OH 43460, to 
NEIL, '67, and Elaine Mackinnon, on 
June 23, 1981. 

Elizabeth Ann Mockbee, Route 7, 
Madison Village, Richmond 40475, to 
Stephen, and JENNIFER P. MOCKBEE, 
'74, on November 28, 1980. 

Ryan Daniel Cornett, Route 1, Box 
383, Manchester 40962, to OLIVER L., 
'80, and LONA G. CORNETT, '78, on 
December 20, 1980. 

Cathryn Renee Goble, 311 Revolu- 
tionary Road, Louisville 40214, to 
GOBLE, '76, on April 17, 1981. 

Andrew Stephen Proctor, R.R. 31, 
2606 Black Oak Court, Plainfield, IN 
46168, to GEORGE E., '64, and Debra 
Proctor, on June 8, 1980. 

Tracie Elizabeth Hollack, 6009 Dart- 

ford Way, Middletown, OH 45042, to 
Timothy and DIANA HOLLACK, '71, c 
December 19, 1980. 

Allison Leigh Hare, 726 Franklin 
Ave., Lexington 40508, to Mr. and Mrs. 
HAROLD, '77, Hare, on July 23, 1981. 

Nicholas Paul Heiss, 9 Trapp Court, 
Alexandria 41001, to Ferndinand, and 
August 16, 1980. 

Alex Eugene Gilbert, 690 Saddle- 
wood Ave., Dayton, OH 45459, to BUR 
'72, on April 22, 1981. 

Katie Noble, 1131 Sharewood Cour 
Kettering, OH 45429, to D. A., and 
May 25, 1981. 

Justin David Meyer, Route 3, Box 
201, Brooksville. IN 47012, to DAVID 
P., '74, and REBEKAL W. MEYER, '75, 
on April 24, 1980. 

Dawn Renee Dunn, Route 2, Box 
198A, Richmond 40475, to WILLIAM 
T., '75, and HELEN MARIE DUNN, '76,i 
on May 18, 1981. 

Bradley Lorenzo Williamson, 104 
Rosa Drive, Richmond 40475, to JOHN 
L., '74, and SANDRA KAY CLAPP 
WILLIAMSON, '73, on February 23, 

Melanie Jo Stigall, 1410 Summe Dr., 
Cincinnati, OH 45213, to JOE S., '72, 
March 14, 1981. 

Tara Lynn Connley, 26 Beechwood 
Place, Dayton 41074, to Ted and CATHN 
SHAY CONNLEY, on August 10, 1980, 

Paul Daniel Foley, 301 North Fourth 
Street, Richmond, to JOEL, '80, and 
JoAnne Roberts Foley on January 5, 

Adam Paul Redfern, 189 Jodie Lane, 
Willmington, OH 45177, to LARRY, '72, 
and Annette Redfern on February 26, 

Shannon Gail Craft, 109 Charro 
Court, Frankfort 40701, to Rodney and 
gust 1, 1979. 

Brooke Michelle Pratt, 2818 Sher- 
man Road, Portsmouth, OH 45552, to 
PRATT, '70, on November 1, 1979. 

David James Perlow, 2323 Green 
River Road, Henderson 42420, to 
MICHAEL, '75, and CAROL 
30, 1979. 

Ashley Hunter Holcomb, 3405 Pinas 
Bay Drive, Lexington 40502, to 
HOLCOMB, '68, on June 18, 1980. 

Chad Michael Bland, 919 McClain 
Drive, Lexington 40505, to MICHAEL 
BLAND, '75 MA '79, on July 18, 1979. 

Carrie Elizabeth Brewer, 2430 North 
Woodhaven Place, Simi Valley, CA 
93053, to CARL W., '70, and Cynthia L. 
Brewer, February 21, 1980. 

Carrie Beth Grugin, 114 Ridgewood 
Lane, Frankfort 40601, to MIKE, '74, 
'72, on September 11, 1978. 

Sarah Noble lies, 120 Viewpoint 
Drive, Alexandria 41001, to RAYMOND 
E., '64, and SHARON VATER ILES, '64, 



Dn September 14, 1980. 

Lara Anne Rader, P.O. Box 306, 
Hartsville, TN 37074, to Paul, and ANNE 
MORRIS RADER, '75, on July 2, 1980. 

Britney Jackson Vickers, 111 Long 
Hunters Trail, Glasgow 42141, to DAVID 
R., '69, and ANN KAYE VICKERS, '69, 
jn September 14, 1980. 

Jessica Renee Eager, Blue Lick Road, 
Route 2, Berea 40403, to Bobby, and 
-ebruary 11, 1981. 

Benjamin Hern Carrier, 2008 East- 
new Drive, Findlay, OH 45840, to Craig, 
ind LINDA HERN CARRIER, '73, on 
January 19, 1981. 

Lindsay Elizabeth King, 9201 
3lover, Louisville 40222, to CHARLES 
£., '78, and DEBRA ROWLETT KING, 
76, on October 13, 1980. 

Heidi Gerber, 1847 Harrogate Hill 
_ane, Fairfield, OH 45014, to Howard 
63, on March 10, 1980. 

David Allan Small, 740 N. South 
Street, Wilmington, OH 45177, to John 
on March 13, 1980. 

Michael A. Casey, Jr., 2545 Madrid 
106, New Orleans, LA 70422, to 
MICHAEL, '75, and Cindy Casey, on 
April 10, 1979. 

Mark Franklin Mayes, Route 4, 
Bright Leaf, Harrodsburg 40330, to 
'69 MA '65, on March 9, 1978. 

James Perry Overbey, 747 Dry Creek 
Court, Villa Hills 41017, to WILLIAM, 
'65, and Pamela Overbey, on June 24, 

Brandon Douglas Crowe, P.O. Box 
1 1 12, Ft. Payne, AL 35967, to 
CROWE, '74, on July 1, 1980. 

Todd Alan Siwik, 10505 SW 138 
Court, Miami, FL 33186, to Jon Alan and 
September 6, 1978. 

Edwin Bruce Lowman III, 4300 
Gartis, Ashland 41101, to E. B. and 
JODY RICE LOWMAN, '74, on May 20, 

David Allen Arnold, Route 8, Box 
488A, London 40741, to Russell, and 
January 19, 1980. 

Marcus Ray Hopkins, 2321 Antilles 
Dr., Winter Park, FL 32792, to Marcus 
on July 15, 1980. 

Sharyl Leigh Berry, Route 4, Box 
191, Campbellsville 42718, to DARYL 
R., '75, and Sharon Berry, on April 29, 

Courtney Amber Walters, 1336 
Sherwood Downs, E. Newark, OH 43055, 
to DANIEL DEE, '73, and Marjeanne 
Walters, on March. 1980. 

Joseph Andrew Jacobs, 9251 Luther 
Lane, Cleves, OH 45002, to Jerome T., 
on July 3, 1980. 



William Morton Shearer, '25, now re- 
ired in Springfield, Tennessee, after 45 
'ears of teaching and 52 years of preach- 
ng in the Church of Christ. . .still active 
n his church at Cooperstown near Spring- 
ield and the local Ruritan Club as well as 
1 regular visitor in two nursing homes 
ind the local hospital. 
I Elmer C. Whitehouse, '31, now re- 
hired from Brown & Williamson and living 
n Louisville where he also retired from 
arming in 1975. 

I Eldred M. Taylor, '44, along with 
'vife Marjorie (Kerrick) '46, will be mov- 
ng to Louisville where he has accepted a 
iosition as executive director of the Ken- 
ucky Baptist Child Care Program, the 
argest private child care agency in the 

Jean A. Wayman, '48, formerly Ex- 
ecutive Director of Girl Scouts of Metro- 
Jolitan Detroit, now Chief Executive 
3fficer of the new Michigan Metro Girl 
jcout Council. 

W. Lee Sanders, '57, recently named 
oranch manager of the Winston-Salem, 
■^lorth Carolina plant of Brown & William- 
on Tobacco Corporation. Sanders moves 
that post from Macon, Georgia, where 
le had served as branch manager of the 
:ompany's newest plant. 

Nila R. Wilson, 'MA '60, named di- 
ector of reader services at the Campbells- 
'ille College Library. She had previously 
erved as teacher and librarian in the 
Russell County school system as well as 
issistant professor in the library science 
Jepartment at EKU. 


Thomas E. Smith, '64, named vice- 
Jresident of finance and administration 
|or R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in 
^uerto Rico. He had previously served as 


W. Lee Sanders, '57 

Nila R. Wilson, MA '60 George T. Wilcox, '64 

Dr. Ron Waike, '65 

Andrew Martin, '67 

Robert, '69 and 

Regina Miller Morgan, '68 

director of finance for the company after 
holding various positions in the planning 
administrative areas in Winston-Salem, 
North Carolina. 

George T. Wilcox, '64, named assist- 
ant national sales manager for Calgon 
Corporation's Water Management Divi- 
sion. He will assume total responsibility 
for approximately three-fourths of the 
sales districts in the division's Industrial 
Chemicals Group. 

Dr. Ron WaIke, '65, named director 
of the Division of Student Financial Aid 
and Veterans Affairs at Morehead State 
University. At Morehead since 1968, 
WaIke formerly served as associate direc- 
tor of financial aid and as associate dean 
of students. 

Andrew "Skipper" Martin, '67, now 
serving as Commissioner of the Depart- 
ment of Community and Regional Devel- 
opment in the Brown administration, his 


second appointment in Frankfort. This 
past November, he was named Executive 
Director of the Democratic Party in Ken- 
tucky. Martin had previously served as 
Deputy Commissioner of Operations, De- 
partment of Parks. 

Dr. Gail Wilson Wells, '68, recent 
doctoral recipient from the University of 
Cincinnati, now assistant professor of 
mathematics and computer science at 
Northern Kentucky University. 

Tom V. Ellis, '69, director of Public 
Relations and Advertising for Blue Cross 
& Blue Shield of Kentucky, recently elec- 
ted president of the Leukemia Society of 
America-Kentucky Chapter. 

Rev. Robert, '69, and Regina Lee 
Miller Morgan, '68, named missionaries 
by the Southern Baptist Foreign Mission 
Board. The Morgans will work in Indone- 
sia where he will be a general evangelist 
and she will be a church and home work- 

Edward W. Gridley II, '70, appointed 
assistant director of human resource pro- 
cess, corporate information services, in 
the systems and human resources division 
of Connecticut General Life Insurance 
Company, a subsidiary of Connecticut 
General Corporation. 

Larry E. Robertson, '71, named 
manager, compensation plans and pro- 
grams for Ashland Oil, Inc. where he will 
be responsible for establishing and main- 
taining corporate compensation policies 
and programs. 

Tom V. Ellis, '69 

Edward Gridley II, '70 Donna Wise, '72 MA '73 


Bob Babbage, '73 

Tom Snyder, '77 

Greg McWherter, '79 

False Dawn? 

With more than 500 million people suffering from malnutrition, dawn, for many, 
is the harbinger of despair. Food is the world's number one priorit\. 

College-trained experts ha\e made giant strides by de\eloping new strains 
of rice and wheat that feed millions more. But this is not enough. We need more 
college-trained minds to develop more solutions to this age-old problem. 

But today, colleges have their own problems. Many are in deep financial 
trouble. Without your help, the\' cannot train the 
minds that will soUe tomorrow's problems. ^ 

So give the colleges a hand. The help \ou ■ 
give today will make tomorrow's dawn a better 
one for all ol us 

Make America smarter. ^^^1 
Give to the college of your choice. 

Kb\M a Putt^Senoce of Th.s Magazine aS? 

Council lof Financial AioloEducalioo Inc 
660^.llh Avenue New Vo»k NY 10019 ' 

Donna Wise, '72 MA '73, women' 
basketball coach at Campbellsville Col^ 
lege, named Kentucky Women's Intercol 
legiate Coach of the Year, the secont 
time she has won the award. 

Bob Babbage, '73, a member of th( 
Alumni Executive Council, and newlv 
elected council-at-large member of thi 
Urban County Council in Lexington, on( 
of many EKU graduates elected to publii 
office this past November. 

Franny Bretz, '77, former admission: 
counselor at Midway College in Ken 
tucky named Director of Alumnae Affair 
at that institution. 

Tom Snyder, '77, promoted withir 
Valvoline Oil's domestic operations grouf 
to assistant plant operations manager a 
the company's packaging plant in Cin 
cinnati. After joining Ashland in 1977 a; 
an accountant, he later becomes a sale: 
analyst for Valvoline before being pro 
moted to his present position. 

Robbie Keith, '78, former assistan' 
in the Office of Student Activities anc 
Organizations at EKU, now Coordinatoi 
of Greek Affairs at Ohio Wesleyan Uni 
versity in Delaware, Ohio. 

Jim Ramsey, '78, now a member o' 
the office of Bache Halsey Stuart Shield; 
Inc., in Lexington, the investment bank 
ing and brokerage firm, as an accouni 

Greg McWherter, '79, is the new di' 
rector of public safety at Ohio Wesleyar 

Mark E. Gray, '81, now an assistant 
professor of business teaching in the 
office Occupations programs at Vin- 
cennes University, Vincennes, Indiana 
Gray is a former EKU teaching assistant, 




1932, 1942, 1957 and 1957 
*Alumni Banquet honoring the 

1982 Outstanding Alumnus 
*ROTC Commissioning 
*Allied Health & Nursing Recog- 
nition Ceremony 


9;00 a.m. - Registration, Keen 

Johnson Building 
10:30 a.m. - Campus Bus Tours 
12 noon - Class Reunion Luncheons 
3:00 p.m. - Campus Bus Tours 
6:00 p.m. - Reception, Walnut Hall, 

Keen Johnson Building 
6:30 p.m. - Alumni Banquet, Grand 

Ballroom, Keen Johnson Building 

ments pending. Receptions honor- 
ing graduates from each college in 
the University will be held follow- 
ing commencement exercises. 

MAY 15 


^^TWriking of how to double your dollars ? 

Many graduates and friends of Eastern are unaware that their em- 
oyer nnay match any gift they mal<e to EKU. However, some 700 
usinesses around the country will do just that as part of a gift 
matching program to colleges and universities. 

So, check with your employer to see if your company is involved 
in the program. A short form and very little trouble later, the result is 
twice as much to your Alma Mater . . . it's an easy way to double your 
^ 'contribution with no effort. J|'g COSV- 






Look up all those old college friends in this 
handsomely bound alumni directory. You'll take 
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in your own town or just minutes away. And how 
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This is all possible with your new alumni 
directory. The biographical, geographical and 
class year references offer you the opportunity 
to find out just what your friends are up to, where 

they're living and for whom they're working. 
Complete biographical information includes full 
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To dance one more time in the Keen Johnson Ballroom 
on Friday evening when the 15 Homecoming Queen Final- 
ists are presented at the annual Homecoming Dance. 

To see old friends and make new ones at any of the follow- 
ing reunions... 

1972 Class Alumni Band 

1977 Class Eels Alumni Law Enforcement Majors 

Gordon Nash Orchestra History &: Social Studies Majors 

...or in a hundred unscheduled opportunities to feel right 
at home. 

To taste home cooking Larry Martin style during the tra- 
ditional, colorful Homecoming Buffet prior to the game. 

To see Roy Kidd's Colonels continue their winning tradi- 
tion as they battle the Blue Raiders from Middle Tennessee 
in the afternoon. It promises, like old times, to be a key 
battle in the race for the OVC crown. 

To experience all the beauty and pageantry of 
another colorful autumn morning in Richmond 
when the parade and the first "unit", the 
Homecoming Run, help to set the festive mood 
for the day. 

Game tickets are $7.50 each and may be ordered 
by sending a check or money order along with 
your complete mailing address to the Atnletic 
Ticket Office, 126 Alumni Coliseum, Eastern 
Kentucky University, Richmond, Ky. 40475- 

...TO EKU. 




Alumni Day '82 j 

The "eyes had it" at the annual celebration held during commencement weekend as 
returning grads shared the day. 

Now, More Than Ever 9 


Eastern Kentucky 


The Alumni Association has embarked on a program that, with the help of loyal 

alumni and other friends, will allow it to pay its own way. 

C D & P ,2 

The Office of Career Development and Placement extends its services to alumni as 
well as students as they attempt to find the best possible job. 


Perhaps July 4th would have been 
nore appropriate, certainly more symbo- 
ic, but since the University operates on a 
iscal year that begins July 1, it was July 
, 1982, that became a significant date in 
he history of the Alumni Association. 
>ignificant, even historic, for it marked a 
lew status-virtual financial Indepen- 
lence-for our organization of Eastern 

Ron Wolfe gives a more detailed 
ccount later in this issue, but basically 
vhat happened was the Alumni Associa- 
ion assumed responsibility for practi- 
ally all of its operating costs so that no 
cademic programs will suffer from a lack 
if funds that might have been allocated 
o the association. The feeling was that 
he now 45,000-member Association was 
arge enough to support its own pro- 

The months ahead are crucial for the 
\lumni Association as it assumes this new 
elationship with the University. How- 
ver, the relationship with alumni will not 
hange; the objectives are the same, and 
lopefully, they will never change. Keep- 
ng Eastern special and you special to 
Eastern is what we want to do. Now, 
nore than ever, we need your financial 
lelp to do the job. 

This new status prompted a modest 
dues increase this year, an increase that 
we had hoped to avoid. However, it was 
an obvious time to make such a change in 
the dues structure, for the first time in 
about 20 years. The action was taken 
as a logical step in the maturation of our 
Alumni Association. The new dues are 
very much in line with similar institutions 
across the country. 

While we're depending on alumni to 
respond in record numbers with their 
paid memberships to generate the mini- 
mum level of support for the Association, 
it is essential that income beyond the 
regular annual dues be generated if we are 
to continue and even expand our pro- 
grams. We're asking alumni to give, when 
practical, more than the minimum dues. 

For this reason, alumni giving clubs 
have been established to recognize alumni 
who reach a little deeper. We're depend- 
ing on matching gifts from many of the 
some 1,000 companies in the nation that 
match on a one-to-one or greater basis 
gifts by their employees. 

Overall, alumni programming is alive 
and well, and we plan to keep it that way. 
We've gotten much positive response to 
our new Memberloan program which we 
have instituted to help alumni in various 
financial situations. 

Our travel program continues to 
offer some exciting trips at reasonable 
prices. Our last trip of 1982 will leave for 
the Bahamas the last of September. In 
1983, we have three exciting vacation 
packages designed with a variety of trav- 

elers in mind. In February, our popular 
Caribbean Tour will be leaving from 
Miami; in July, our Rhine River Coun- 
try Tour is scheduled; in November, a 
deluxe tour of Hawaii is slated for the 
traveler with a unique trip in mind. 

In addition, our merchandising pro- 
gram has been geared up to generate some 
revenue for alumni programs. Our new 
pewter collection contains some beautiful 
and functional items that alumni will 
want to consider purchasing. Our various 
prints have been grouped into the EKU 
Print Collection and are still available to 
interested graduates. And we're bringing 
back the popular Boston rocker for those 
who may be interested. 

Just as time gives us new challenges, 
it also takes from us those who have been 
important in helping us meet the chal- 
lenges of the past. 

Since our last issue, we have lost 
some valued members of the University 
community. Dr. Gordon Browning, a 
professor of English, passed away this 
spring. Also, Paul Seyfrit, former Dean 
of Men and a counselor with the Upward 
Bound Program died on April 1. Paul was 
a popular figure who, for many years, di- 
rected the Bluegrass Boys State program 
on campus. 

On June 1, the untimely death of 
Coach Bobby Harville, '57, shocked the 
community. At the time of his death. 
Coach Harville was head coach at Madi- 
son Central High School, but he spent 

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82.41 6.5 

Donald R. Feltner, vice-president for public affairs, editor: J, Wyatt Thurman, director of alumni affairs: Ron G. Wolfe, assistant director of alumni 
iffairs; Don Rist, publications design; Larry Bailey, photographic editor; Karl Park, sports editor: Warren English, Jack Frost and Paul Lambert, contri- 
JUting editors. 


iobert D. "Sandy" Goodlett '63 MA '69, president: Robert A. Babbage Jr., '73, vice-president: Mary D. Hunter, '43 MA '55, past president; William 
Walters, '76, president-elect: William Dosch, '56, vice-president elect: Ann Taylor Turpin, '62 vice-president elect. Directors: Manlyn Barnhart Hacker, 
39 MA '80; Marilyn R. Priddy Lockwood, '68 MA '69; Nancy Lewis Holcomb, '68; George Proctor, '64. 

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sx, handicap, or national origin in the admission to, or participation in, any educational program or activity which it conducts, or discriminate on such 
■asis in any employment opportunity. Any complaint arising by reason of alleged discrimination shall be directed in writing to Dr. Rebecca Broaddus, 
;KU Campus, telephone number 606-622-1258. 

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By Ron G. Wolfe 

-ou could see it in their eyes. 

The joy of recognition for some 
who had not seen each other for 
more than half a century. 

The pride of those who had 
just received degrees, or of parents 
and friends who stood in the back- 
ground to see the latest graduates 
enjoy this milestone in their lives. 

The love for a campus they 
called home during the best times 
of their lives. Some like Peggy 
Wilder Aust, '32, wrote to express 
their best wishes even though they 
could not attend. "I'll be there in 
spirit," she said. 

Alumni Day, 1982 at Eastern 
Kentucky University. 

"This is the most precious spot 
on earth outside our home," said 
Willa Harmon, '32, during her 
luncheon introduction. 

Several nodded in agreement. 

"I've had a little trouble getting 
around," another announced. 
"But I've not been back since 
1942, so you can understand why." 

Some were disappointed that 
their classmates or friends did not 
come for the day. "I had hoped to 
see some of the boys from that Carr 
Creek basketball team that I played 
with from 1928-32," Bill Melton, 
'32, of Hazard said during lunch. 
"But, I'm the only one here." 

It was a day, however, for the 
eyes to sparkle in the bright sun- 
shine for a variety of reasons. . .all 
tied to the annual migration home 
for one day a year. 


Leturning graduates registered 
in the Faculty Lounge of the Keen 
Johnson Building in the morning, 
and it was there that many saw old 

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Members of the 1922 class who celebrated their 60th reunion were (from left) 
Alma Hayes Strother, Lucille Hogge, Mary Baldwin, Ruth Latimer Allen and 
Herbert Higgins. Bradley Combs was absent when the picture was taken. 

friends for the first time in many 
years. Many returnees greeted Mrs. 
Mary Frances Richards, the first 
lady of alumni affairs, who as usua 
was on hand to make the day even 
more special. She and Mrs. 
Elizabeth Cain Adams, '32, joked 
about how Mrs. Adams returned 
last year for her 60th reunion and 
was back this year for her 50th. 

Mary Frances Richards, the first lady of 
alumni affairs and for whom the alumni 
house is named, took a moment prior to 
the Alumni Day festivities to talk with 
Paul D. Brandes, '42, who returned to 
campus for his 40-year class reunion. 

"I got my certificate in 1921," 
Mrs. Adams explained with a grin. 
"And then in 1932, I got my four- 
year degree." 

They came from around the 
country-from California to Paint 
Lick-to share the day with each 
other, and few lost the golden 
opportunities to reminisce at great 


i^ucille Strothers Hogge, '22, j 
the first Milestone editor, had a 
story to share about an early issue 
of The Eastern Progress. "We ran 
an ad for shirts from a local store 
that was supposed to read 'Shirts, 
$1 and up', but unfortunately, we 


Martha Cammack Scott, (left), '42, talks 
with an Alumni Day hostess on Satur- 
day morning as her husband signs the 
registration book in the faculty lounge 
of the Keen Johnson Building. 

misspelled shirts," she laughed. 
"So, we had to paste the corrected 
spelling over the word in each copy 
of the paper. The merchant later 
called me to complain. I just told 
him that everybody was reading his 
ad and all he said was, 'I guess 
you're right'." 


he banter got to be so much 
fun that some, like Gertrude 
Hillard, '42, and Mary Gabbard, 
'59, changed their plans to leave be- 
fore the evening banquet and deci- 
ded to make a full day of it. 

As the veterans were reminisc- 
ing with a twinkle in their eyes, the 
seniors were preparing for more 
serious moments. Nineteen Army 
ROTC cadets and one U.S. Marine 
Corps Platoon Leader Course grad- 
uate were commissioned as second 
lieutenants in the morning before 
their graduation in the afternoon. 

Hundreds of parents came to 
witness this milestone for their 
:hildren, as well as for themselves. 
Black and gray were the colors of 
the day. 

As the morning wore on, several 
'eturning grads took the campus 
Dus tours which gave them an 

opportunity to see parts of the 
University they never knew existed. 
As the maroon bus snaked its way 
around the campus, Kim Scott and 
Bruce Stamper of Lambda Sigma 
Society told the tour guests about 
the buildings, the changes, and gave 
them a short lesson in history as 
well as an explanation of present 
building construction. 



or many, the highlight of the 
day was the reunion luncheon 
where each had the opportunity 
to give a biographical update of all 
that had happened since gradua- 

For the 1922 and 1932 classes, 
the speeches were longer and a bit 
more intense than the others, but 
the fun and frolic were still evident. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Adams main- 
tained that she was the first married 
student on campus. . .William 

Cheek, '32, the "dean" of Ken- 
tucky school superintendents, told 
of his experiences as the youngest 
superintendent in Kentucky and as 
the superintendent with the long- 
est tenure-40 years. Jean Stocker 
True, '32, an O'Donnell Scholar 
who still takes classes at Eastern, 
talked about her 33 hours at the 
University and the fun she's had in 
taking them. Curry Horn, '32, re- 
minded his classmates that he 
entered Eastern at 16, graduated at 
19, and worked in the cafeteria as 
a baker during his years on campus. 


Lost, like Mrs. Mary Baldwin, 
'22, Herbert Higgins, '22, and Alma 
Stockner, '22, sported glowing re- 
cords in education which they re- 
counted with pride. 

Mrs. Willa Harmon, the 1958 
Outstanding Alumnus, and for 20 
years principal of Pine Knot High 


Members of the 1932 class attending Alumni Day were (Row one, from left) 
Elizabeth Cain Adams, Elizabeth Cox, Luciie Estridge, Willa F. Harmon and 
Cecil Beyers. (Row two, from left) Capitola Long, Gleala Locken, William Mel- 
ton, John Fouts and Carlo Hensley. (Row three, from left) Curry Horn, William 
Cheek, Margaret Hume Moberly and Jean Stocker True. 


Members of the Class of '42 delighted 
their fellow classmates with brief up- 
dates about their accomplishments over 
the past 40 years. Three members of 
that alumni gathering are shown here. 
From left: Rachel Johnson Binder, 
Everett Griffith, and Lawrence 

School, challenged the group to re- 
main active and busy by recalling a 
slogan their Latin teacher, Mrs. 
Mabel Pollitt Adams, had placed at 
her plate for a banquet. "Oh life, 
how long for the miserable, how 
short for the happy. 

The 1942 class featured some 
husband/wife teams like Mildred 

and Z.S. Dickerson, both professors 
at James Madison University in 
Harrisonburg, Virginia, and 
Doriselwood Lemon Sams who 
brought her husband Denver, '43, 
back for her reunion. 


aul Brandes came from Chapel 
Hill, North Carolina, where he 
teaches at the University of North 
Carolina. Everett Griffith came 
from Claremont, California, while 
Gertrude Hillard came from Moores 
Creek in eastern Kentucky. For 
Mary Billingsly Garth, whose 

Members of the 1 942 class who returned for Alumni Day'82 included (Row one, 
from left) Theda Dunauet Miracle, Mary Stayton Brock, Mary Billingsley Garth, 
Thomas C. Herndon, class sponsor, Susan Biesack Mann and Mildred Logsdon 
Calico. (Row two, from left) Z. S. Dickson, Jr., Mildred Gortney Dickerson, 
Rachel Johnson Binder, Gertrude Hillard, Martha Cammack Scott, and Jane 
Jones Hall. (Row three, from left) Edna Hymer Caple, Sally Hervey Foster, 
Nora Mason Foust, Doriselwood Lemon Sams, Everett Griffith and Raymond W. 
Nelson. (Row four, from left) John T. Hughes, Paul D. Brandes, Lawrence 
Rodamer and Prewitt Paynter. 

daughter was an alumni scholar at 
EKU, the weekend meant a trip 
from St. Louis. 

Familiar names closer to home 
included two EKU faculty, Dr. 
Fred Darling, professor of Health, 
Physical Education, Recreation, 
and Athletics, and Mrs. Mabel 
Jennings, professor of education. 

The 1957 and 1967 classes met 
together to talk over old times and 
lament the fact that more of their 
group were not present. 


.he '57 returnees featured a 
former Alumni Association presi- 
dent, Lee Thomas Mills, who is 
presently commissioner of the Ken 
tucky High School Athletic 
Association. In addition to being 
reunited with classmates, Tom was 
also the proud parent of a new 
alumnae in the class of '82. His 
two sons and two daughters are all 
Eastern graduates. 

Doris Edwards Coffman, '57, 
returned with husband, Ron, to 
Richmond where they settled after 
his military career had taken them 
around the world where they had 
previously "settled" 17 times. 

When the class was polled abou 
who traveled the longest distance 
for the day, George Brooks from 
Alabama won the prize, but Doris 
was quick to ask if moving from 
Alaska two years ago "counted." 

It was, as usual, a people day as 
names flew like verbal sparks 
around the room. Nancy Prinzel 
Ralston, '67, a former managing 
editor of The Eastern Progress, 
talked about her comrades in the 


student press--Craig Ammerman, 
Roy Watson, Bill Raker, and others. 
Her Interest sparked an impromptu 
visit with her former faculty adviser 
In the afternoon. 


s returning graduates shared 
their anecdotes with each other, 
some 1400 new 1982 graduates, to- 
gether with parents and friends, 
were being told by Al Smith, the 
commencement speaker, "Your 
ability to cope with the rest of 
your life has been enhanced by 
your own rural experience." 

John Vickers (right), a retired Eastern 
administrator, chats with William Cheek, 
'32, during the Saturday evening recep- 
tion which preceded the Alumni Day 

Smith, a newspaper owner/pu- 
blisher and co-chairman of the 
Appalachian Regional Commission, 
was awarded an honorary Doctor of 
Letters degree while Joseph H. 
Keller, EKU's 1980 Outstanding 
Alumnus and co-chairman and chief 
operating partner of Ernst and 
Whinney, one of the world's largest 
public accounting firms, was 
awarded an honorary Doctor of 
Laws degree. 

Al Smith delivers the commencement 
address to the newest group of alumni, 
the Class of '82. 

A large crowd of parents, relatives, and friends gathered at Hanger Field on a bright, 
sunny Saturday afternoon for Spring Commencement. While some used umbrellas to 
shade themselves from the sun's rays, one spectator made good use of her commence- 
ment program to gain a little relief from the heat. 

In addition to the granting of 
the two honorary degrees, nine 
members of the faculty were re- 
cognized for "Excellence in Teach- 
ing." Those professors represented 
each of the University's nine aca- 
demic colleges. The 1982 recip- 
ients were Mary Beth McDowell, 
College of Allied Health and Nurs- 
ing; Dr. Stephen Fardo, College of 
Applied Arts and Technology; Dr. 
Doris Sutton, College of Arts and 
Humanities; Dr. Janna Vice, College 
of Business; Dr. James Stull, Col- 
lege of Education; Dr. Darcy 
Shrlver, College of Health, Physical 

Education, Recreation, and Athle- 
tics; Dr. Bruce Wolford, College of 
Law Enforcement; Dr. Amy King, 
College of Natural and Mathema- 
tical Sciences; Dr. Jay Riggs, Col- 
lege of Social and Behavioral Scien- 


Mowing graduation, new and 
old graduates alike roamed the 
campus one more time. Some went 
to the University Archives where 
displays helped them remember the 
"good old days." 

Others headed for the natural 


Some of the 1957 class in attendance included (Row one, from left) Marion 
Cox, Bonnie Hume, Mavis Curry Sparks, Doris Coffman and Gordon Davis. 
(Row two, from left) George Brooks, Joe Cloud, Lee Thomas Mills, and Bill 



Greek amphitheatre to get a snap- 
shot with parents and friends, while 
most simply walked and talked as 
they took impromptu campus tours. 


M. or 

or the reunion classes, the 
afternoon afforded time to rest and 
prepare for the evening banquet. 

The reception preceding the 
banquet gave the honored guests a 
few minutes to continue the 
reminiscing. There were comments 
about President Donovan's "yard- 
stick rule" which made it necessary 
for all men and women to sit a yard 
apart while on campus. There was 
as least one admission by a returnee 
that she had a crush on Fred Dar- 
ling who was, in her words, "The 
best looking thing on campus." 

The evening moved on with the 
banquet and special introductions 
and a special award to Mrs. 
Lorraine Foley Rothenbuhler, the 
alumni secretary for 19 years, who 
married recently and moved to 


he highlight of the evening 
came with the announcement that 
Judge James S. Chenault was the 
1982 Outstanding Alumnus (See 
accompanying story). 

The twinkle in their eyes was 
still there as they visited with old 

Two members of the 1967 class who 
came back for the day were Nancy K. 
Ralston and Kathy Colebrook Freuden- 

Some of the nearly 2,000 degree candidates looked toward the stadium seats in 
hopes of catching a glimpse of their onlooking families and friends. 

friends and professors following the 
dinner. For many, it was the 
chance of a decade; for a few, the 
opportunity of a half-century. 

The magic is natural for Alumni 
Day when people get together after 
many years apart. 

"It was lovely," said one 60- 

Robert D. "Sandy" Goodlett, '63 MA 
'69, the incoming president of the 
Alumni Association presents a plaque 
to outgoing president Mary Doty Hun- 
ter, '43 MA '55, during the Alumni Day 
banquet for her leadership and service 
during 1981-82. 

year honoree. 
"I'll be back, 

said another. 


.nd no one present would 
challenge the sincerity of either 

Mrs. Lorraine Foley Rothenbuhler, who 
served 19 years as office secretary of 
alumni affairs, receives a big hug and a 
plaque from Mary Doty Hunter. 



James S.Chenault 


j l,n the movies, when the local 
boy makes good he almost never 
does it at home. He goes away to 
the big city to seek fame, fortune, 
and success. And then he returns a 

Judge James S. Chenault, Cir- 
cuit Judge of the 25th Judicial Dis- 
trict of Kentucky and the 1982 
Outstanding Alumnus, never really 
left home except during World War 
II when he enlisted in the Navy as 
an apprentice seaman and rose to 
the rank of lieutenant. 

But he came home to re-order 
his life, and he began by getting his 
degree from Eastern and finishing 
his law degree at the University of 
Kentucky in the same year— 1949. 

He settled down in private prac- 
tice in Richmond following his grad- 
uation, until 1966 when he was 
appointed Chief Circuit Judge of 
the 25th Judicial District of Ken- 
tucky. A year later he was elected 
to a two-year term; two years later 
he was elected to a six-year term, 
and presently he is serving an eight- 
year term which will take him 
through 1983. 

Along the way, this home town 
boy served the state as Common- 
wealth's Attorney for the 25th 
Judicial District, and the city of 
Richmond as prosecuting attorney, 
as well as a council member. Fol- 
lowing his term on the city council, 
he revised the Richmond City Ordi- 

Over the years. Judge Chenault 
has assumed leadership roles in 
many areas of his profession, in- 
cluding memberships in the Ameri- 
can, Kentucky, and Madison Coun- 
ty Bar Associations; the American 
Judicature Society; and the Inter- 
national Academy of Trial Judges. 
He has served as president of 
the Younger Lawyers Conference, 
Kentucky Bar Association, the 
Madison County Bar Association, 
the Commonwealth's Attorneys' 
Association of Kentucky, and the 
Kentucky Association of Circuit 

He has established himself 
nationally as an expert in judicial 
affairs. In addition to his normal 
duties, he has taught part time 
at Eastern, the University of Louis- 
ville, and for the Kentucky Peace 
Officers Training Council. 

Judge James S. Chenault (left), '49, re- 
ceives the 1982 Outstanding Alumnus 
Award from the Association's president, 
Robert "Sandy" Goodlett. 

Judge Chenault has served as 
the Kentucky representative on the 
Council of the national center for 
state courts, as a member of the 
Governor's Judicial Advisory 
Commission, a member of the Ken- 
tucky Commission on Corrections 
and Community Services, and he is 
presently serving as chairman of the 
courts section of the Kentucky 
Crime Commission. 

From 1977-1981, he served on 
the Kentucky Judicial Council and 
is presently a member of the Ken- 
tucky Judicial Advisory Council 
and the Kentucky Judicial Planning 

His involvement in the Ken- 
tucky Model Courts Project and the 
Citizens Committee for Judicial Re- 
form has made him a popular guest 
lecturer, consultant and banquet 
speaker on programs in eight states. 

For his devoted efforts on be- 
half of the judicial system and re- 
lated areas, the 1982 Outstanding 
Alumnus has been honored locally 
and statewide. Eastern recognized 
him in 1974 as one of its 100 Out- 
standing Alumni. The Common- 
wealth's Attorneys' Association re 
cognized him for meritorious ser- 
vice in 1966 as did the Kentucky 
Association of Circuit Judges in 
1976 and 1978. 

In 1974, he was the recipient c 
the annual award from the Ken- 
tucky Council on Crime and Delin 
quency for his contributions to im 
prove the criminal justice system ii 

Even the home folks recognize 
his many contributions by naming 
him Most Outstanding Madison 
Countian in 1974. Three years 
later, the city of Richmond recog- 
nized him for outstanding contribi 

Judge Chenault is presently thf 
Madison County Circuit Judge, anc 
in this capacity, he has continued 
his pioneering spirit in the legal pre 
fession by becoming the first judge 
in America to replace his court re- 
porters with videotape cameras, an 
innovation which he believes will 
speed the judicial process while say 
ing taxpapers' money. 

His many contributions extend 
to his civic endeavors as well as j 
those within his profession. He is j 
member of the Elks Club, a Mason 
and member of the First Presby- 
terian Church. He has served as 
president of the Richmond Ex- 
change Club and is a charter 
member of the Richmond Torch 

So, the local boy does not 
always have to leave home to mak( 
good. Judge Chenault did just the 
opposite. He came home to meet 
his successes in life, and it is these 
successes, in the community, the 
state, and the nation, that led to 
his selection as the 1982 Outstand- 
ing Alumnus from Eastern Ken- 
tucky University. ■ 






By Ron G. Wolfe 

3n July 1, your Alumni 
Association became a self- 
>upporting entity. Now, more 
hanever, your assistance 
s needed. 


[hen the eleven graduates of the 1909 class met 
in old Memorial Hall on July 14 of that year to or- 
ganize the first Alumni Association, it was their in- 
tent that the Association "establish a closer and more 
intimate connection between the graduates of the 
Normal School." 

Much has changed since 1909. Old Memorial Hall 
is gone. Of those eleven charter members of the 
Alumni Association, only one Leslie Anderson-re- 
mains. And Eastern is no longer a "normal" school. 

The changes have been inevitable. The alumni 
rolls now number more than 45,000. A new dormi- 
tory stands where old Memorial Hall once stood. 
And Eastern became Eastern Kentucky State Teach- 
ers College, then Eastern Kentucky State College, and 
in 1966, Eastern Kentucky University. 

This year, another significant change has come to 
the Alumni Association, a change that those hearty 
pioneers in the 1909 class would probably champion. 

On July 1, the Alumni Association of Eastern 
Kentucky University became a self-supporting entity 
within the University. 

What this means in simple economic terms is that 
the Alumni Association, now 45,000 strong, has ta- 
ken upon itself to pay its own way as it continues 
to "establish a closer and more intimate connection" 
between alumni and their Alma Mater. 

Until this year, the Alumni Association and the 
University had been inseparable, financially as well 
as philosophically. 


.hilosophically, nothing has changed. The Alum- 
ni Association still believes that strong, informed, 
concerned alumni are vital to a prosperous University. 
Financially however, the Executive Council and Uni- 
versity officials simply felt that academic programs 
should in no way be placed in jeopardy by a lack of 
funds that might, in part, have been allocated to the 
Alumni Association. Moreover, all involved felt that 
the Association had reached a point where it could 
assume responsibility for its finances. 

Over the years, financing wavered between annual 
dues to annual gifts and back to annual dues today. 
Whatever the status-dues or gifts-alumni have always 
been supportive of the services offered. One example 
is the Alumni Scholarship Program which, under the 
watchful eye of J.W. Thurman, Director of Alumni 
Affairs, has now accrued an endowment large enough 
to maintain 24 students on scholarships for four 
years. Each scholarship amounts to $2400 for each 
recipient. And although there are other criteria used 
in determining these recipients, priority will now be 
given to children of active alumni, or to those re- 
commended by active, dues-paying graduates. 

In the past, as gifts or dues were received, those 
earmarked for specific purposes like alumni scholar- 
ships were channeled to those specified areas. The 
remainder helped build an endowment which will 
now be used to finance some of the services and pro- 
grams in the new budget. This endowment however, 
will not begin to cover all the expenses incurred by 



Some of the memorable moments in the history of Eastern's 
Alumni Association are recalled in these photographs. In top 
photo, the late Rome Rankin, (left), who coached the 1940 
football team to an unblemished 8-0 record, reminisces with 
some of his players during the 1980 Rankin Reunion. "Rome's 
Boys" pictured, from left, are Dr. Morris Garrett, '41 , Walter B. 
Mayer, '41, and Ora Tussey, '41. Eastern's largest alumni 
chapter is the Greater Cincinnati Alumni Chapter. A crowd of 
over 200 alumni and friends from the Cincinnati area is shown 
in the center photo during a recent chapter meeting. One of the 
alumni's most noted contributions during the past two decades 
was their support of the Century Club project which raised 
funds for contruction of the non-denominational Chapel of 
Meditation. In lower photo, Jimmy C. Rogers, '64, receives a 
membership pin from J.W. (Spider) Thurman, director of 
alumni affairs, on his recognition as the 500th Century Club 

the Alumni Association. 

Obviously, this new status will mean some dram 
tic cjnanges. The days of slick alumni magazines to < 
alumni are no more; newsletters won't be mailed ou. 
45,000 at a time any more, unless there are 45,000 
active alumni. The distinction between active (dues 
paying) and inactive (non dues-paying) alumni will 
be more evident as programs and services will be 
directed to those who help finance the new status. 


'niversity officials and the Alumni Executive 
Council members who took this bold step toward 
self-sufficiency realized that the recent budget cuts 
from Frankfort made some kind of action necessary 
The move toward this financial independence was nc 
made with reckless abandon however. 

There was the realization that Eastern alumni 
have always responded to challenges, and that now, 
their ranks had grown to a point where such a move 
was possible, indeed, warranted given the existing 
economic conditions. 

Our goal for this 1982-83 year is 20 per cent of 
the Alumni Rolls or 8,000 active, dues-paying alumr 
Whether we reach that goal or not depends upon the 
commitment from alumni who understand the new 
relationship between the Association and the Univer 
sity, and who know that it is possible to be suppor- 
tive and self-sufficient at the same time. 

The annual dues have been raised beginning this 
year from $10 to $15 for single memberships and 
from $15 to $25 for joint husband/wife member- 
ships. Life memberships are now $200 for single an( 
$300 for joint life memberships. Both of these 
changes were made after careful consideration and a 
in line with other institutions like Eastern around th 
United States. 

This new role for the Alumni Association raises 
questions which need to be addressed. The most 
common one is simply, how will the relationship wit 
the University be affected? 


.he answer is that, financially, the University 
will bear little responsibility for the Association 
except to provide an executive secretary and a house 
in which to keep its records. The chief aim of the 
Association is still what it was in 1909-to foster thai 
special relationship between Eastern graduates and 
Eastern Kentucky University. 

What does this self-sufficiency really mean? 

It means that the Alumni Association budget 
which will be made up of income from gifts and due: 
from alumni and friends, will include salaries for 
classified personnel, travel, printing and reproductiorl 
office supplies, postage, equipment, promotional ex-! 
penses such as receptions, reunions. In short, it 
means paying our own way. It means that very few 
tax dollars will find their way into the programs and 
services offered by the EKU Alumni Association fror 
now on. 

What sources of revenue are available to the 
Alumni Association? 







eslie Anderson, '09, (top photo), can fittingly be called "the 
'ither of Eastern's Alumni Association." Anderson, who resides 
I Texarkana, Tx., was the first graduate in Eastern's very first 
■aduating class. He has often returned, just as these ladies did 
niddle photo) to attend the annual EKU Alumni Weekend 
hich is held in May along with commencement. Many of the 
icommendations concerning alumni activities are approved by 
le Alumni Executive Council, shown immediately above during 
meeting in the Mary Richards Alumni House. 

The chief source of revenue will be annual dues 
from alumni and friends. This is. of course, the key 
to the success of this bold venture. The existing en- 
dowment will insure that some of the basic expenses 
are paid, although it will not begin to cover all the ser- 
vices provided. The Alumni Scholarship Fund is 
sound and will continue to maintain 24 scholars. The 
scholarships will be unaffected by the new status, ex- 
cept that they may be increased as the endowment is 


'ther sources of revenue include merchandising 
of various items to alumni. The new EKU Pewter 
Collection is included in this magazine as is the Bos- 
ton Rocker which features the University seal. Travel 
programs, insurance programs, and the new Member- 
loan program generate some revenue, although all are 
conducted as services for alumni and their financial 
returns are minimal. 

What will this new status mean for alumni in- 

Realistically, it means that alumni who remain 
inactive will receive fewer alumni mailings, not be- 
cause we want it that way, but because the financial 
realities make it impossible to pay postage and print- 
ing costs unless the income permits. 

What does it all mean? 

It means that we need you, "Now, More Than 
Ever. . ." as our 1982-83 theme says. It means that 
we need your financial support to continue to oper- 
ate as we have in the past. 

It means that the Alumni Executive Council-your 
elected representatives-will perhaps assume a more 
strategic role in the operation of the Association as 
time passes. 


It does not mean that we will forget about those 
who do not financially support the Alumni Associa- 
tion. They will still be offered some of the services 
and programs that are available to all; at least they 
will be offered as many as possible. 

But the future belongs to the active alumni who 
realize that the change was one in a long line of tran- 
sitions for Eastern Kentucky University and its 
Alumni Association. 

It will not be an easy transition for us. We've 
counted on you before. . .to finance the Chapel of 
Meditation. . .to recruit for the University. . .and in 
many other ways. 

As yet, you've never failed to put EKU among 
your priorities for support. And as we take stock of 
the year and our new status, we're confident that we 
can count on you again. ■ 




available to 




by Jack D. Frost 

(Top) Kurt Zimmerman, architect of 
the new CD&P, advises a coed on 
resume preparation. 
The Colonel Connection (above), a 
unique placement program, matches 
students from 20 colleges and uni- 
versities with school systems 
throughout the southeast. 

urt Zimmerman is all 
smiles these days as more and 
more students and alumni are 
finding their way to room 319 
of the Jones Building in search 
of a key that might open the 
door to a bright and prosperous 

You see, Zimmerman is the 
director of Eastern's growing 
Division of Career Development 
and Placement (CD&P). Since 
he arrived in 1977, after serving 
at Bowling Green State Univer- 
sity in Ohio, nearly 10,000 stu- 
dents and alumni have passed 
through the door of Jones 319, 
and thousands more have heard 
from the division's professional 
staff at on-campus meetings and 

The Division of CD & P, 
which primarily served as a 
teacher placement service prior 
to Zimmerman's arrival, has 
been completely overhauled to 
provide services for the beginn- 
ing freshman to the graduating 
senior, and to alumni. 

"Alumni are an integral part 
of a placement operation," he 
said. "You can't have a success- 
ful placement shop or make 

placement into an asset for the 
university if you don't have a 
strong alumni placement ser- 
vices program. It's a must. It 
walks hand in hand." 

Zimmerman says the Uni- 
versity is at the point where it 
needs to put more emphasis on 
alumni placement. 

"Our placement and career 
advising services are available to 
alumni the rest of their lifetime. 
We try, through promotion, to 
make the alumni aware they 
can come back and use those 
services to their advantage." 

According to Zimmerman, 
CD & P is making a concerted 
effort in three areas that will 
serve as major bridges between 
the alumni and University 
placement service in years 

"We want our alumni to 
feel they can come to us for 
assistance when they are out of 
work, want to change jobs, are 
burned out in their field, or 
want to change career areas," 
said the director. "We hope to 
do a better job down the road 
of reaching alumni and letting 
them know we can help. 

"Another area that will re- 
ceive heavy concentration is the 
concept that we must cultivate 
the job market and make em- 
ployers aware that we have ex- 
perienced people available as 
well as just the entry level can- 
didate," said Zimmerman. 

The third area involves link- 
ing alumni back to Eastern 
through a concept known as the 
EKU Alumni Career Network. 
"We think this will provide an 
excellent way of reuniting 
alumni and the University." 

Zimmerman says the net- 
work involves five areas in 
which alumni can become in- 
volved. As a contact within the 
network, an alumnus would: 

*Act as a career resource 
for students interested in his 
field of work. 

*Provide initial assistance 
for Eastern job candidates seek- 
ing to locate in his area. 

*Refer EKU alumni in his 
area to appropriate Eastern 
placement services when need- 




*Assist potential Eastern 
students from his area with 
general enrollment information, 
campus programs, and services. 

*Serve as a cooperative edu- 
cation coordinator in his area. 

(EKU graduates who would 
like to know more about the 
Alumni Development Network 
should see the ad on page 18. 
Simply clip and return the com- 
pleted form to the Division of 

Assisting Zimmerman with 
the implementation of the myr- 
iad of programs and services are 
Art Harvey, the assistant direc- 
tor, who formerly served as 
Eastern's men's track and cross 
country coach, and Laura 
Melius, administrative assistant. 

While a few years ago the 
placement service focused on 
teacher candidates, Zimmer- 
man, with the help of Harvey 
and Mrs. Melius, has been ex- 
panding the services to include 
job candidates from each of the 
University's nine academic col- 

Since Eastern operates a 
centralized CD & P office, one 
that services all academic areas 
and degree levels, Zimmerman 
says they must divide the cam- 
pus' students, faculty and pro- 
grams into a manageable sys- 
tem. Therefore, he and his staff 
handle three colleges each in 
order to build better rapport 
with the faculty, the students, 
the alumni, and the programs. 

"By doing that we feel we 
can build a better placement 
operation and better support 
for use of the placement ser- 
vices," said Zimmerman. "By 
having more staff we have been 
able to build better credibility 
throughout campus." 

And by having more staff, 
CD & P has been able to expand 
its services to include not only 
career advising, campus inter- 
views, and job referrals, but has 
been able to launch new ser- 
vices such as a videotape mock 
interview program, a computer- 
based Guidance Information 
System (GIS), a Career Infor- 
mation Resource Center, work- 

shops both on and off campus, 
and two unique teacher place- 
ment programs known as 
"Colonel Connection" and the 
Kentucky Teacher Network. 

The videotape mock inter- 
view program was started 
during the past spring semester, 
as Zimmerman explains, to 
better prepare students as they 
go into the job-seeking process. 

"Videotape is the state of 
the art for the future," he said. 
Zimmerman says the videotape 
program is as close to the actual 
interview session as possible. 

"Our ol^ective 
IS to create the 
best possible 

"As employers tell us and as 
we know in our profession, jobs 
come from the interviews. 
You've got to do a good selling 
job in the interview. So we 
know that videotape practice 
sessions is one of the critical 
areas on which to concentrate 
as far as our graduating students 
are concerned," he said. 

The Guidance Information 
System provided at Eastern 
gives students information 
about occupations, two- and 
four-year colleges, graduate 
schools, and sources of financial 
aid and scholarships. Zimmer- 
man says GIS is an excellent 
tool for persons exploring ca- 
reer alternatives. 

Last year the CD & P staff 
conducted 139 outside activi- 
ties including workshops, semi- 
nars, and informational sessions 
which reached some 5,800 per- 

"Colonel Connection," a 
three-year-old program, is a 
computer-based teacher place- 
ment service under the super- 
vision of Harvey. During this 
one-day program, teaching can- 
didates from Eastern as well as 
some 20 other colleges and uni- 
versities in Kentucky and sur- 
rounding states are matched via 

the computer with school 
system interviewers from 
throughout the southeast. The 
Kentucky Teacher Network is . 
cooperative teacher placement 
service among four state univer 
sities-EKU. University of Ken 
tucky. Kentucky State, and 

Soon after coming to East- 
ern, the director implemented ; 
five-year plan for the division, 
and now, as the last grains of 
sand slip through the hour glass 
the affable Zimmerman says he 
feels good about the expansion 
of the services, programs, and 
the volume of users. 

"I felt very positive about 
how well we achieved our goals 
and objectives which were set 
out in 1977-78," he said. "We 
didn't accomplish them all, nor 
did we accomplish them to the 
maximum potential that we hac 
hoped for, but there were other 
objectives met which were not 
part of the original plan." 

Zimmerman's philosophy o 
the operation of a placement 
service deals with the market- 
ability of the university pro- 
duct-its students. "Our objec- 
tive is to create the best possi- 
ble alternatives for our grad- 
uates and alumni," he said. 

One indication of the im- 
pact CD & P has made on stu- 
dents and alumni is the number 
of users over the last five aca- 
demic years. According to the 
director, 223 recruiters con- 
ducted nearly 1,700 on-campus 
interviews in 1981-82. During 
the same year, 971 degree can- 
didates and 846 alumni regis- 
tered with the office for place- 
ment services. In 1977-78, the 
recruiters who came to campus 
numbered only 83, and 580 de- 
gree candidates and 308 alumni 
registered for services. 

Zimmerman feels his office 
is doing a good job in reaching 
the EKU student body. Now, 
he is focusing on the large fami- 
ly of alumni. 

His message is simple. 

"We want our alumni to 
know what we offer, and that 
we can be of service to them, 


the eastern chronicle 



By Libby Fraas 

Assistant Professor of Mass Communications 

Most Eastern alumni remember Keen Johnson as 
the ivy-covered building in the center of campus, site 
of many dances, receptions and gatherings. But few 
connect the building with its namesake -- the tall and 
lanky, smiling and balding Richmond newspaperman 
who was elected governor of Kentucky in 1939, the 
same year the Keen Johnson Student Center was 

Serving in the shadow of A.B. "Happy" Chandler, 
the flamboyant and charismatic man who preceded 
him in the governor's office, Johnson's position in 
Kentucky political history is not well known. Yet be- 
yond his tenure as Kentucky's World War 1 1 governor, 
his career spans an exciting chapter in the modern 
history of the state and nation - changes in govern- 
ment and society brought about by the Depression, 
union unrest in the coalfields, and the warring fac- 
tionalism of the Democratic Party in Kentucky. 

"America's defense preparedness was an important issue during" 
the early years of Gov. Johnson's term. Prior to the outbreak 
of World War II, Gov. Johnson was honored by a visit to Ken- 
tucky by President Franklin D. Roosevelt for an inspection 
and tour of Ft. Knox Military Reservation. 

Calling himself "a newspaperman first," the editor 
and publisher of the Richmond Register nevertheless 
moved into politics in 1932 as secretary to the state 
Democratic Party's executive committee and re- 
mained active in state and national politics until his 
death in 1970 at age 74. 


After serving as lieutenant-governor and then 
governor, Johnson was appointed to Truman's Cabi 
net in 1946. He closed out his political career with i 
race for the Senate and his first electoral defeat, 
carrying the Democrat banner against the popular 
Republican John Sherman Cooper and the anti-Cath 
olic, anti-Kennedy vote of the 1960 presidential 

These and other events are chronicled in the per- 
sonal papers of Johnson now organized, indexed, en- 
vironmentally preserved, and available to researchers 
in the University Archives on the ground floor of the 
Cammack Building. The collection consists of 75 
boxes of correspondence, diary and appointment 
books, speeches, executive orders, financial records, 
publications, memorabilia and hundreds of photo- 
graphs of the Johnson years. 

Given to the University by the Johnson family, 
the collection is supplemented by a chronology of th 
Johnson years in newspaper articles. The clippings 
were collected by Jay and Frederic Ogden during the 
researching and editing of The Public Papers of 
Governor Keen Johnson, 1939-1943 (University Pres 
of Kentucky, 1982). This volume, edited by Ogden, 
a former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at 
Eastern, is the fourth in a series designed to make the 
official record of governors accessible to researchers 

Together with a 64-page index to Johnson's pa- 
pers prepared by University archivist Charles Hay anc 
staff member Rebecca Quillen, the volume provides 
source material for a study of Johnson as statesman ' 
and politician. 

In addition. Hay points out that the papers con- 
tain items which may be valuable to scholars pursuincl 
other interests. From a water-damaged steamer I 

trunk in the basement of the Johnson home in Rich- ' 
mond, he salvaged hundreds of letters written by 
Johnson while a soldier in France during World War I 
to his young wife, Eunice. "A researcher could use 
them to reconstruct the social atmosphere at the 
time," Hay said. 

It took Hay and his staff about a year to process 
the papers which included fumigating some items to 
halt the growth of mold and fungus. The papers have! 
been cleaned and organized into chronological folder' 
and subject boxes. 

The papers and Ogden's book were dedicated in a 
double ceremony last April which brought friends 
and family of the former governor to campus. Al- 
though Johnson was a graduate of the University of 
Kentucky and UK was interested in acquiring his per- 
sonal papers, the family "felt closer to Eastern," Hay 



Johnson served fourteen years on Eastern's Board 
of Regents, including terms during his years as gover- 
nor. His grandson Bob Babbage, Jr., a Lexington city 
council member, was graduated from Eastern in 1973. 

Open to the public Monday through Friday from 
8 to 4:30, the Archives include both university and 
non-university records, such as minutes of the Board of 
Regents, films, tapes and files of the Kentucky High 
School Athletic Association. 

EKU Awards Two Honorary Degrees 
3t Summer Commencement 

Honorary degrees were conferred on 
Jniversity of Illinois vocational and tech- 
lical education professor Dr. Rupert N. 
Evans and distinguished author Charles 
3racelen Flood of Richmond during 
Eastern's summer commencement pro- 
jram in August. 

Evans, who delivered the com- 
Tiencement address to nearly 600 degree 
randidates, received the honorary degree 
Doctor of Laws. He is nationally recog- 
lized for his distinguished service as an 
!ducator in the field of vocational and 
echnical education. He received his un- 
jergraduate degree from Indiana State 
ind earned both the masters and doctor- 
ite from Purdue University. Evans has re- 
:eived honorary degrees from Purdue and 
Eastern Michigan University. 

Dr. Evans told the degree candidates 
hat despite all the bad news they hear 
oday there is plenty of good news affect- 
ng their futures. The three bits of good 
lews Evans talked about concerned tech- 
lology, demographics, and the revitaliza- 
ion of education. 

"We're beginning to learn how to use 
he technology we have developed," he 
aid. "People worry that technology will 
ead to unemployment, but what new 
echnology will result in is a need for 
nore education." Evans said the nation 
oday has a higher percentage of adults 
imployed that at any time since World 
Var II. 

In regard to demographics, or popu- 
ation statistics, the Illinois educator said 
he declining birth rate of the SO's and 
larly 70's has placed the U. S. on the 
erge of a very great shortage of young 
vorkers. "That is good news for new 

Evans said he sees a search for new 
luality in education which has resulted 
n improvement at the elementary, sec- 
indary and college levels. "Students are 
coring higher than ever before, but you 
lon't hear too much about the good news 
n education." He went on to praise 
eastern for its recognition as one of the 
lation's leading universities in preparing 
ts students to live and be successful in 
heir careers. 

Flood, who holds the B.A. degree 
rom Harvard, received the honorary de- 
ree Doctor of Letters. Since moving to 
Richmond during the mid-70's. Flood has 
leen an active and productive friend of 
he University. 

He has received the following 
wards/honors: Houghton-Mifflin Liter- 
ry Award, 1953, for Love is a Bridge; 
lenior Fulbright Award for study in 
"aiwan, 1963; and the 1976 American 
devolution Round Table Award ior Rise, 
nd Fight Again. His most recent book. 

Lee, The Last Years, on the postwar years 
of Robert E. Lee, has already won him 
high praise. Flood is presently working 
on his next book — the early years of 
Adolph Hitler. 

Regents Approve 1982-83 Budget 

The Eastern Board of Regents has 
approved a 1982-83 educational and gen- 
eral expenditures budget of $47,724,230. 

This figure provides support for the 
instruction, research, and public service 
missions of the University, as well as li- 
braries, academic and institutional sup- 
port, student services and physical plant 

Also approved was $10,976,500 in 
revenues and expenditures in auxiliary 
enterprises which include self-supporting 
activities such as housing and food ser- 

The budget reflects total revenues of 
$58,700,730, an increase of $2,798,524, 
or five percent, more than the projected 
current fiscal year revenues. Of the in- 
crease, $1,873,800 is from increased state 
appropriation, while the balance is from 
tuition, fees and other charges. 

President J.C. Powell, explained that 
the budget "implements those adjust- 
ments made necessary by the reductions 
in state appropriations during the current 
biennium." Eastern's 1981-82 state 
appropriation was reduced $3,300,000 
by the cumulative effects of the 1980-81 
and 1981-82 state budget reductions. 

The budget provided for a seven per- 
cent salary improvement pool, with a 
small additional amount for promotions 
and other adjustments. The budget in- 
cluded funds for the operation of the 
Model Laboratory School. 

The budget included $500,000 in 
state support for the University's inter- 
collegiate athletics program, in response 
to a recommendation of the Prichard 
Committee on Higher Education in Ken- 
tucky's Future that called for a four-year 
phase-out of state dollars in athletic pro- 
grams. In 1981 the Board reduced athle- 
tic expenditures at Eastern by $150,000. 
The balance of the athletic program sup- 
port will come from gate receipts and stu- 
dent fees. 

The Regents acknowledged the stu- 
dent tuition increases approved by the 
Council on Higher Education. These 
raised fees for Kentucky undergraduate 
students from $293 to $337 per semester 
and for resident graduate students from 
$311 to $371 per semester. Non-resident 
fees increased from $870 to $1,011 per 
semester for undergraduates and from 
$910 to $1,112 for graduate students. 

Fee increases of approximately 10 
percent were approved for the optional 
board plans, and room rents were raised 
by $50 per semester for double occu- 

Tom Mills, '57 MA '58, (seated, left), 
commissioner of the Kentucky High 
School Athletic Association (KHSAA), 
shows Eastern President J.C. Powell some 
of the items which the KHSAA has de- 
posited in the University Archives for per- 
manent preservation. About 40 boxes of 
records, films, and publications have been 
processed and prepared by Archivist 
Charles Hay, (standing, right), and are 
now open to anyone interested in re- 
searching the history of the KHSAA and 
Kentucky high school athletics. Among 
the records preserved are minutes of 
meetings dating from 1918, correspon- 
dence, eligibility lists, newspaper clip- 
pings, photographs, tournament films and 
videotapes, oral history interviews with 
individuals associated with the develop- 
ment of high school athletics, a complete 
set of the Kentucky High School .■\thlete, 
tournament and playoff game programs, 
directories, and constitution and by-laws. 
Also prictured is EKU Athletic Director 
Donald G. Combs. 

pancy. The student activity fee was in- 
creased from $20 to $25 per semester. 

EKU's MPA Program Approved For 
Roster of NASPAA 

The Master of Public Administration 
degree in the Department of Political Sci- 
ence has been approved for inclusion on 
the National Roster of Programs in Sub- 
stantial Conformity with National Asso- 
ciation of Schools of Public Affairs and 
Administration (NASPAA) MPA Stand- 

EKU's program was among 11 ap- 
proved in 1982 which brings the number 
of approved programs to 62. 



Among the 1982 retirees honored at the annual retirement banquet in April were; (row 
one, from left) A. L. Whitt, Jr., professor of biological sciences (1948-1982); Ruth Con- 
gleton, administrative assistant, College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences (1966- 
1982); Lola T. Doane, professor of educational psychology and counseling (1970-1982); 
Edsel Mountz, associate professor of business education/office administration (1956- 
1982); (Row two, from left) Kermit Patterson, professor of business administration 
(1955-1982); Charles Ross, professor of educational administration (1963-1982); James 
Blaylock, laboratory manager, physics and astronomy (1969-1982); Louis Power, coor- 
dinator of Trio Programs, director of Upward Bound (1969-1982); Fowler Jeffries, cus- 
todial supervisor, physical plant (1977-1 982); Charles Ambrose, professor of education. 
Dean of Admissions and School Relations (1961-1982), and WIetse de Hoop, professor 
of special education (1969-1982). Other retirees not pictured were Leonard Woolum, 
professor of educational foundations (1957-1982); Larue Cocanougher, professor of 
education (1966-1981); Josephine Nims, assistant professor of English (1965-1982); 
Mary Shannon, registered nurse. Student Health Services (1963-1981), and Howard D. 
Southwood, professor of educational psychology and counseling (1969-1982). 

Dr. William H. Martin, director of the Division of Natural Areas, conducted a tour of 
Lilley Cornett Woods in Letcher County following a ceremony August 2 that registered 
the 550-acre forest a National Natural Landmark. Eastern is responsible for the preser- 
vation and management of Lilley Cornett Woods. Joining Martin (shown in center) on 
the tour were Dr. William Sexton, (right of Martin), vice president for special programs, 
EKU President J.C. Powell, (partially hidden by tree), others from the University, and 
representatives from the U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service. 

Editor's rtotes 

i Cuntinued /run) page 1 ) 

several years as an assistant to Roy Kic 
He was a popular figure with the Coi 
nels as well as those who followed t 
football program, and a close persor 

On June 20, a former regent ai 
graduate, Luther Farmer, '39, died of 
heart attack at his home in McKee. F, 
mer was a community leader in Jacksi 
County, having served as Superintende 
of Schools for nearly 10 years and sor 
20 years as general manager of the Jac 
son County Rural Electric Cooperative. 

We extend our sympathy to the fan 
lies of these as we remember their cent 
butions to Eastern Kentucky Universit 
They represent varied areas of the Unive 
sity-classroom administration, athleti 
and special programs. It is their kind 
dedication in every area that has ma( 
Eastern what it is today. 


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Lilley Cornett Woods Registered as 
Natural Landmark 

The U.S. Department of the Interii 
has registered Lilley Cornett Woods, 55 
acres of virgin forest in Letcher Count 
as a National Natural Landmark. Th 
Woods are owned by the Commonweall 
of Kentucky and managed by Eastern 
Division of Natural Areas. 

Charles Schuler, a representative ( 
the National Park Service branch of tt; 
Interior Department, told a gathering < 
Lilley Cornett Woods that "desigation , 
a natural landmark is a way of identifyir 
areas that are unique and that need to t 
preserved for future generations." 

"As a registered landmark, Lille 
Cornett Woods is among the best of wh 
nature has to offer and should be passe 
on down to our grandchildren," he sai( 

Schuler also told the group at th 
dedication ceremony that Lilley Cornel 
Woods is the only state-owned registere' 
natural landmark in Kentucky. 

Eastern President J.C. Powell said thi 
University accepts the challenge of mar: 
aging the Woods for present and futur 
generations. "We fully recognize the! 
simply obtaining natural areas is only th; 
first step in their preservation. We priz 
the natural landmark status of the Wooci 
and will continue to preserve ther' 
through proper use management." 

Powell said the general public as we 
as school groups are welcome to vis^ 
Lilley Cornett Woods for guided tour 
and he said the University also encourage 
and promotes the use of the Woods b 
ecologists and other natural scientists fo 
scientific study. 

According to Dr. William H. Martir 
director of EKU's Natural Areas, Lille 
Cornett Woods is a preserved remnant o 
the forests that once covered all of th 
slopes of the Cumberland Plateau ani 
Mountains of Eastern Kentucky. 

The area, located approximately 12 
miles from the EKU campus, was obtain 
ed by the State in 1969 and is named ii 
honor of the late Lilley Cornett who put 
chased the first of five tracts that toda; 



olonel Football by Steve Ford {19"x 26") 

The Campus Beautiful by Michael 
Hardesty (30"x 20") 

Introducing the EKU 
l^int Collection 


The Campus Beautiful $15.00 

Colonel Football $20.00 

Football (Matted & Framed) $60.00 

EKU Central Campus (Color) $30.00 

EKU Central Campus (Black $12.00 

& White) 

Summer Susans (Limited No.) $20.00 

Kentucky Residents add 5% sales tax 

Postage and handling 




Address . 

Make checks payable to the EKU Alumni Association and mail to the Alumni Asso- 
ciation, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Ky. 40475-0932. 

comprise the Woods shortly after World 
War II. He loved the forest and refused 
to allow one living tree to be cut. 

Colonel Connection Meets Success 
for Third Year 

By providing a service to teaching 
candidates and school system recruiters 
throughout the southeast. Eastern's "Col- 
onel Connection" has the ideal setting for 
any job seeker in the education field. 

The Colonel Connection Is not your 
typical recruiting service. By planning as 
many as 250 interviews on a one-day ba- 
sis, the computer-based program enables 
representatives from school districts to 
meet with graduates from some 20 uni- 
versities and colleges In Kentucky and 
surrounding states. 

The program, now three years old is 
organized and coordinated by Eastern's 
Division of Career Development and 
Placement. The programs success can be 
attributed to the convenience of giving 
graduates the chance to meet with re- 
cruiters from as far away as Florida and 

According to the director of the pro- 
gram. Art Harvey, there has been as many 
as 50 job offers during each year of the 

The program Is organized by accept- 
ing applications from graduates and re- 
cruiters and matching these applications 
through a computer. Interviews are 
scheduled, based on the computer match- 

Dr. Grady Stumbo, of Hindman, former 
secretary of the State Department of Hu- 
man Resources has been named to the 
University's Board of Regents by Gov. 
John Y. Brown, Jr. Stumbo left his post 
in Frankfort in August to return to his 
medical practice in Eastern Kentucky. 

Real Estate Exec 

Presents $500 Scholarship To EKU 

David Cattell, director of real estate 
for Kentucky Fried Chicken Corporation, 
has selected Eastern's real estate studies 
program as the recipient of a $500 schol- 

Cattell, a resident of Louisville and a 



graduate of Indiana University's School 
of Business, also presented a $500 schol- 
arship to ID. The scholarship funds were 
part of the award he received as winner of 
the National Association of Corporate 

Real Estate Executives, International, 
1982 membership cup. Each year NA- 
CORE honors the member who sponsors 
the highest number of new members with 
a silver cup and $1,000 scholarship which 

the recipient presents to the college i 
university of his choice. 

Cattell serves as a member of tt 
EKU Institute for Real Estate Studies A. 
visory Council. 

Nine Excellent 
Teachers Honored 

Nine Eastern faculty members were 
honored for excellence in teaching for the 
1981-82 academic year. Each teacher 
was recognized at a luncheon and during 
EKU's spring commencement program. 

Recipients of the "Excellence in 
Teaching" awards were selected through a 
process involving, faculty, students and 
alumni. They represent each of Eastern's 
nine academic colleges. 

This year's awards were presented to: 

Mrs. Mary Beth McDowell, assistant 
professor of nursing, College of Allied 
Health and Nursing: Dr. Stephen W. 
Fardo, associate professor of industrial 
education and technology. College of 
Applied Arts and Technology; Dr. Doris 
Sutton, associate professor of English, 
College of Arts and Humanities; Dr. 
Janna Vice, assistant professor of business 
education and office administration. Col- 
lege of Business; Dr. James C. Stull, pro- 
fessor of educational foundations. College 
of Education; Dr. Darcy Shriver, assistant 
professor of physical education, College 
of Health, Physical Education, Recreation 
and Athletics; Dr. Bruce Wolford, assis- 
tant professor of correctional services, 
College of Law Enforcement; Dr. Amy 
King, professor of math, College of Natu- 
ral and Mathematical Sciences; Dr. Jay 

Riggs, associate professor of psychology. 
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. 

Perry Produces Radio Drama 
on Clay and Fee 

A series of four 30-minute dramatic 
episodes on the lives of abolitionists 
Cassius M. Clay and Dr. John G. Fee, en- 
titled "The Lion and The Law," was writ- 
ten and produced by Dr. Jerry Perry, as- 
sociate professor of Mass Communica- 
tions, for broadcast on WEKU-FM. 

Perry spent three years researching 
the lives of these two men who made sig- 
nificant contributions to Kentucky histo- 
ry during pre-Civil War years. Perry be- 
gan writing the script in August, 1981, 
and started production last April. He said 
the series was made possible through a 
$1,000 grant from the Kentucky Human- 
ities Council. 

In addition to the four dramatic epi- 
sodes, a panel of well-known historians 
was brought to EKU to tape a discussion 
on the ideas and values of Fee and Clay. 

The historians included Dr. Lowell 
Harrison, professor of history at Western 
Kentucky University and author of sever- 
al books on the anti-slavery movement in 
Kentucky; Dr. Francis Hutchins, presi- 
dent emeritus of Berea College; William 
Cooper, University of Kentucky archivist 


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and scholar on the life of Fee; and D 
David L. Smiley, professor of histor 
Wake Forest University, who published 
biography on Clay, entitled "The Lion c 
White Hall," generally recognized as on 
of the best on Clay. 

While most Kentuckians are familie 
with the life of Clay, who published th 
emancipationist newspaper, The Tru 
American, and served as Ambassador t 
Russia under President Lincoln, fewe 
know much about Fee, the founder o 
Berea College. 

Fee and his followers at Berea Coi 
lege were forced to leave the state befor 
the Civil War began due to their abolition 
ist beliefs. "He was a white Marti 
Luther King who believed in non-violen 
resistence during the 1840's to 1860's,' 
said Perry. 

Myers Receives 
Distinguished Service Award 

Dr. Thomas D. Myers, vice presiden 
for Student Affairs at Eastern, receivec 
the Distinguished Service Award from Re 
gion III of the National Association o 
Student Personnel Administrators. 

Myers has served in the past as Direc 
tor of Government Relations and Legislai 
tion, and has been a contributing edito 
to the association's professional publica! 
tion. Region III covers an 1 1-state area 
ranging from Florida and Texas to Vir 

He has been with EKU since 1964. 

Bodley Receives 
Real Estate Award 

The Division of Career Development and Placement seeks your assistance in the fol- 
lowing areas: 

*Career resource for students interested in your field of work. 
*Provide initial assistance for EKU job candidates seeking to locate in your area. 
*Refer EKU alumni in your area to EKU placement services when needed. 
*Assist potential EKU students from your area with general enrollment informa- 
tion, campus programs, and services. 
*Serve as cooperative education coordinator in your area. 



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University, Richmond, KY. 40475-0931. 

Dr. Donald E. Bodley, professor anc 
chairholder of real estate at Eastern, wa' 
selected to receive an award for his out 
standing contributions to the real estate 
field during 1981. 

The award was presented by thej 
Kentucky Chapter of the American Insti 
tute of Real Estate Appraisers. 

The institute, comprised of some 
7,000 members across the nation, set!| 
standards for the designation of Individ' 
uals as professional appraisers. 

Bodley was cited for his efforts in 
real estate education which contributed 
to the improvement of professional stan- 
dards within the field, particularly in the 
area of condominium and apartment 

Bodley is a member of the National 



Curt Zimmerm 
lakes an eva 

nan, director of Eastern's Division of Career Development and Placement, 
uation comment to Kevin Mason, a senior marketing major from Frank- 
ort, following a mock interview session that was recorded on videotape. Videotaping 
or the purpose of "practice" interviewing was begun at EKU this semester as another 
ervice to students who are searching for a job. 

Vpartment Association and serves on 
riany of its committees. Among these 
re: executive director of the Instructor's 
louncil for the Certified Apartment 
/lanager; coordinator and chairman of 
he committee on examination construc- 
lon and evaluation of all NAA national 
professional designation exams; and chair- 
lan of the Multi-Housing Director certifi- 
ation program. 

He is also a member of the Kentucky 
apartment Association and is chairman 
f its planning committee. Bodley serves 
5 chairman of education for the Louls- 
ille Apartment Association, is a member 
f the National Association of Home 
iuilders, and is faculty fellow of Mort- 
age Bankers Association of America. 

He has been at Eastern since 1975. 

barton Elected 
resident of N.A.T.A. 

Eastern Athletic Trainer Dr. Bobby 
arton has been elected president of the 
,000-member National Athletic Trainers 

"It is a quite an humbling honor to 
e elected by the membership because 
ie NATA represents everyone involved 
1 athletic training at the various levels of 
iterscholastic, intercollegiate and pro- 
Jssional sports," said Barton. 

Barton has been the Athletic Trainer 
t EKU since 1975. Barton began his 

OCT. 9 

training career working as a student train- 
er at the University of Kentucky (64-68). 
He continued as a graduate assistant train- 
er at Marshall University (68-69). He 
held the position of assistant athletic 
trainer at the University of Florida from 
1970 to 1972. Prior to coming to East- 
ern, he served as an athletic trainer and 
instructor at Florida International Univer- 
sity (72, 73 and 75), and the University 
of Kentucky (75-76). 

Psychology Department 
Faculty Active 

Faculty members of the Department 
of Psychology were active last spring in a 
variety of professional meetings. 

Dr. Virginia Falkenberg, associate 
professor, presented a paper at a meeting 
of Kentucky Female Researchers on atti- 
tudes toward women and college major 

Dr. Robert lllback, assistant profes- 
sor of psychology, attended the annual 
meeting of the National Association of 
School Psychologists in Toronto and was 
a symposium presenter on training of 
school psychologists. 

Dr. Steven Falkenberg, associate pro- 
fessor of psychology, participated in an 
EKU faculty retreat and spoke on stress 
and motivation in the work place. 

Two professors, Dr. Richard Shun- 
tich and Dr. Robert Adams, attended the 
Baltimore meeting of the Eastern Psycho- 
logical Association. Shuntich presented a 
paper on aggression and affection while 
Adams gave a paper presentation on asser- 
tiveness and a laboratory conditioning 

lllback and Dr. Douglas Hiodman, 
professor of psychology, have been noti- 
fied of the acceptance of a paper for 

presentation on a device for screening 
school children for behavioral problems 
at the annual meeting of the American 
Psychological Association in Washington, 

Dr. Carol Sigelman, associate profes- 
sor of psychology, presented a paper on 
strategies for interviewing the mentally 
retarded at the annual meeting in June of 
the American Assocotion on Mental 

Harley Elected President- Elect 
of Southeastern Parasitologists 

Dr. John P. Harley, professor of bio- 
logical sciences, has been chosen presi- 
dent-elect of the Southeastern Society of 

The election was held during the 
annual meeting of the Association of 
Southeastern Biologists held on EKU's 
campus and attended by 500 members 
from 13 states. 

The society members are involved in 
teaching, research and graduate study as 
well as numerous areas of applied biology 
such as industry, consulting, and deci- 
sion-making processes in setting govern- 
mental regulations. 

Harley has been at Eastern since 

Dr. Bruce Wolford, left, receives the Ex- 
cellence in Teaching Award from Dr. J. C. 
Powell, the University president, in cere- 
monies during commencement weekend. 
Wolford represented the College of Law 
Enforcement. Excellence in Teaching 
Awards were given to the outstanding 
professor in each of the University's nine 

Professor Certified 

By National Associations 

Dr. M. Stan King, professor of busi- 
ness administration, recently was ap- 
pointed a "Certified Manager" under a 
program sponsored by two national asso- 

The certification program, co-spon- 
sored by the National Management Asso- 
ciation and the Institute of Certified Pro- 
fessional Managers, is designed to enhance 
the status of the management profession 
and recognize superior achievement in the 
management field. 

Since his arrival at Eastern in 1975, 
Dr. King has been involved in manage- 
ment activities of the College of Business 
and the local community. 




Karen A. Gohmann Receives 
Mankin Memorial Scholarship 

Karen A. Gohmann, a junior German 
and English major from Louisville, has 
been selected as the recipient of the 
1982-83 Philip Mankin Memorial Scholar- 

She is the daughter of Paul and 
Kathy Gohmann and a graduate of Sacred 
Heart Academy. Miss Gohmann is a 
member of EKU's German Club and 
Lambda Sigma, the English honorary so- 

The scholarship in English studies 
was established in honor of the late Philip 
H. Mankin, who served as associate pro- 
fessor of English at EKU from 1957 until 
his retirement in 1974. 

Seven Grads to Enter 
Medical, and Dental Schools 

Seven graduates have been accepted 
for entrance into medical or dental col- 
leges this fall. 

Those selected, their hometown, and 
choice of school are as follows: Dana L. 
Gibson, Monticello, University of Ken- 
tucky College of Medicine; Jeffrey Alan 
Smiley, Richmond, University of Louis- 
ville School of Medicine; William J. 
Bondurant, Lexington, UK College of 
Medicine; Donald Lee Cundiff, Jr., Day- 
ton, Ohio, Medical College of Ohio; 
Karen Jeanette Bullock, Orlando, UK 
College of Medicine; Meribeth Curry, 

Independence, U of L School of Dentis- 
try; and Carolyn S. Banks, Whitesburg, 
U of L School of Medicine. 

Lincoln County Coed 
Receives Martin Scholarship 

Tamara K. Whiles, Stanford, has been 
chosen to receive the Annie Peek Martin 
and Henry Franklin Martin Memorial 
Scholarship at Eastern. 

The scholarship was established by 
Dr. Robert R. Martin, president emeritus, 
and state Senator from the 22nd District, 
in honor of his parents. 

The scholarship, financed by the in- 
come from a trust set up by Dr. Martin, 
is awarded annually to an outstanding 
student from Lincoln County. 

Miss Whiles is the daughter of Mr. & 
Mrs. Glen Whiles and is a 1978 graduate 
of Lincoln County High School. She is 
majoring in Health Record Science. 

Dr. Martin's parents were natives of 
Lincoln County. Dr. Martin was born in 
Lincoln County, near McKinney. 

Gloria Dawn Cooper 

Receives Pope Memorial Scholarship 

Gloria Dawn Cooper, a senior medi- 
cal laboratory techniciarv major from 
Brooksville, has been awarded the Larry 
J. Pope Memorial Scholarship for the 
1982 fall semester. 

Miss Cooper is the daughter of Mil- 
dred M. Cooper and the late Elbern 


Bask in the Caribbean sun during those cold 
February days on an Alumni Caribbean Cruise 
which leaves February 20th 


Spend your summer on a one-week or two- 
week Alpine Charter Cruise including the 
Rhine River, Bavaria, Switzerland and the 
Black Forest in July 


Take a one-week with a second week option 
deluxe tour to Hawaii. 

Cooper of Bracken county. 

The scholarship is annually presen 
to a student from Bracken county. Po 
who served as periodicals librarian 
EKU before his death, was a BracHi 
county native. 

Write the EKU Alumni Association for more details on these travel programs. 


Karen Bullock, a senior pre-med majf 
from Orlando, was chosen the 1982 Hi 
of Fame honoree in this year's Milestorl 
Karen is presently attending medii 
school at the University of Kentucky. 

Annual ROTC 
Awards Day Held 

Thirty Eastern Reserved Offic 
Training Corps cadets received hone 
during the annual ROTC Awards Day. I 

Cadet Col. Rick Lewis of Berea i| 
ceived the George C. Marshall Award f 
superior performance. He officially i' 
ceived the award in Washington, D.C. di| 
ing April from Gen. E.C. Myer, Arn 
chief-of-staff. I 

Cadet Col. Dave Yeager, Lawrenc 
burg, received the 100th Division Awa 
and Cadet Maj. Craig Cowell, Richmon 
received the National Sojourner Awa 
and was selected for the Dean's List. C 
det Maj. Ron Stephens, also of Richmor 
received the Reserve Officer Associatic 

Other award recipients and the 
hometowns are as follows: 

Sons of the American Revolutio 
Lee Howard, Mt. Washington; Daughte 
of Founders and Patriots, Laura Trou 
man, Shepherdsville; Military Order • 
the World Wars, Marshall Nathanso 
Louisville; Reserve Officer Associatio 
Mary K. Smith, Burkesville; MP Associ 
tion, Eric Provost, Lexington; Daughte 
of the American Revolution, Elvin Gu 
ter, Versailles; Elks, Mark Compsto 








Key Chain $5.00 each 

Christmas Ornaments $25.00 set of four 

Keen Johnson Building $7.00 each 

Towers of Eastern $7.00 each 

Old Central $7.00 each 

Coates Building $7.00 each 

Coasters (set of four) $25.00 set 

Includes same scenes as 
Christmas ornaments 

Ash Tray $15.00 each 

EKU Mug $15.00 each 

Paperweight $11.00 each 

Necklace $5.00 each 

Kentucky residents add 5% sales tax 

Postage and handling $2.00 


:e checks payable to the EKU Alumni Association and mail to the Alumni 
ociation. Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Ky. 40475-0932 with your 
iplete mailing address. 

Coal Grove, O.: American Defense Pre- 
paredness, Scott Shave, St. Charles. Mo.; 
American Legion, Brian Brode, Harris- 
burg, Pa., Charles Martin, Glasgow, and 
Stephen Hotchkiss. Russell; AUSA His- 
tory, William Vockery, Richmond; Lea- 
dership, David Spence, Booneville; Amer- 
ican Veterans, James McGuire, Burgin. 

Veterans of Foreign Wars, Jacqueline 
Truesdell, Norwood, O.; DA Superior 
Cadet, Rick Lewis, Berea, Christopher 
Mitchell, Luenberg, Ma., Everett Roberts, 
Brandenburg, Stewart Underwood, Rich- 
mond; Deans List, Gregory Brown, Rich- 
mond, Marsk Compston, Coal Grove, O., 
Craig Cowell, Berea, Paul Hicks, Olive 
Hill, Scott Shave, St. Charles, Mo., Dave 
Yeager, Lawrenceburg; Who's Who, Scott 

15 Political 

Science Students Honored 

Fifteen students have been initiated 
into the University's chapter of Pi Sigma 
Alpha, the national political science hon- 
or society. 

The EKU chapter also honored an 
Eastern alumnus, Marion Campbell, who 
is Kentucky's State Police Commissioner. 
While serving as a State Police trooper, 
Campbell continued to do part-time 
study at Eastern and eventually earned 
both undergraduate law enforcement and 
graduate public administration degrees. 
It is for the excellence of that study as 
well as for his subsequent distinguished 
contribution to Kentucky government 
that he was honored. 

The 15 students honored are mostly 
seniors and graduate students. They are: 
William Boner, Richmond; Karen Cassidy, 
Mt. Sterling; Kenneth Chesser, Bloom- 
field; Ki-Duck Choi, Seoul, Korea; John 
Domino, Boca Raton, Fla.; Michael Go- 
forth, Lexington; Richard Hedges, Lex- 
ington; Gregory Isaac, Wheelwright; Judy 
Layne, Ivel; Mary Miller, Winchester; 
Danny Rose, Berea; Anant Sivakua, 
Bangkok, Thailand; Dong-Moon Suh, 
Seoul, Korea; Daniel Tobergte, Indepen- 
dence; and Alan Wheeler, Dryden, Va. 

40 Students 

Receive Special Awards 

Forty Eastern students received spe- 
cial awards and scholarships last spring 
that were established by friends of the 
University to recognize excellence in cer- 
tain academic fields. 

Many of these awards are named for 
former staff members and for others who 
have had a close association with Eastern. 
The recipients are chosen by University 
committees in keeping with carefully de- 
fined criteria. 

The recipients and their hometowns, 
listed alphabetically by award, are: 

Allen Company Pre-Engineering 
Scholarship, Jack Scott, Jr., Winchester; 
Kerney M. Adams Scholarship, Karen 
Marlowe, Irvine; Wilson and Cora Lang- 
don Bond Award, Regina Isom, Manches- 
ter; Pearl Buchanan Award for Achieve- 
ment in Dramatics, Patricia Salerno, 
Louisville; Mary K. Burrier Scholarships, 
Jackie Chapman, Inez, Laura Flowers, 



Glasgow, Amy E. Gaier, Springfield, 
Ohio; Wally Chambers Scholarship, 
Thomas E. White, Georgetown; Roy B. 
Clark Award, Paul Hicks, Olive Hill. 

Cooper and Lybrand Accounting 
Award, Jeffrey Amburgey, Mt. Sterling; 
Meredith J. Cox Scholarship, Tyra Gay- 
lord, Nicholasville; Mary Floyd Scholar- 
ship, Linda B. Jasper, Somerset; Clarence 
H. Gifford Scholarships, Ernie Adams, 
Garrison, Lisa M. Bellanca, Mayesville, 
Lewis William, Louisville; Anna D. Gill 
Award, Belinda G. Taylor, Parksville; 
Presley M. Grise Award, Paul Hicks, Olive 
Hill; Roberta B. Hill Scholarship, Marisa 

Wientjes, Lexington. 

Hood, Hughes, Presnell Award, Lori 
Jan Smith, Cincinnati; W.L. Keene 
Award, Tonya Tate, Louisville; William 
H. Knapp Scholarship, Roger Hommes, 
Jr., and Rodney Swain, Bagdad; Arthur 
Y. Lloyd Award, Michael Goforth, Lex- 
ington, and Mary Sue Westermeyer, Flor- 
ence; Tom Main Scholarship, Kenneth 
Price, Greenville, Ohio; Henry Franklin 
and Annie Peek Martin Scholarship, 
Tamara Whiles, Stanford; Nancy Greer 
Miller Elementary Education Award, 
Holly J. Jones, Louisville; Myrtle C. 
Mitchell Scholarships, James Cable, Jr., 

Floyd Chosen OVC's 

1981-82 Men's Athlete of the Year 

George Floyd, Eastern's two-time 
Ail-American defensive back who recent- 
ly inked with the National Football 
League's New York Jets, was selected as 
the 1981-82 Ohio Valley Conference 
Men's Athlete of the Year. 

Floyd edged Middle Tennessee's 
Jerry Beck in the final voting for the 
honor, becoming the first EKU athlete 
since former Colonel basketball star Turk 
Tillman to win this prestigious award in 

"This is certainly a great honor for 
George since he was chosen among a 
group of athletes who have competed on 
not only a national, but an international 
level," said EKU Director of Athletics 
Donald Combs. "We are very pleased for 
him that he was able to attain such a 
high level of competitiveness while 
playing four years for the University 
and wish him the best of luck in the 

A 5-10, 190-pound native of Brooks- 
ville, Fla., Floyd, who was picked in the 
fourth round of the NFL draft, had quite 
a collegiate career at Eastern. He was a 
two-year Associated Press and Kodak 
first-team All-American in 1980 and 
1981. In those two seasons, in addition 
to being named first-team AII-OVC, he 
was also recipient of the OVC's Most 
Valuable Player on Defense award. 

Floyd has set or tied 10 EKU or 
OVC single season, game or career records 
in his four seasons. His Eastern career 
marks include: most punts returned, 78; 
most yards on punt returns, 583; most 
passes intercepted, 22; most yards on in- 
terception returns, 328. 

Floyd's single season marks at EKU 
which were all set in 1981 include most 
passes intercepted (10), most punts re- 
turned (36) and most yards on punt re- 
turns (314). He owns OVC standards for 
career yards on interception returns and 
shares the league mark for interceptions 
and longest pass interception return (100 
yards in 1980 vs. Youngstown State). 

During his four-year career at Eastern 

where the Colonels won 41 of 50 games 
in which he played, Floyd was credited 
with 239 tackles and 161 assists. Also, in 
this span. Eastern won one NCAA Divis- 
ion l-AA national championship and two 
national runners-up trophies. 

Rifle Team Places 

Third In NCAA Nationals 

The EKU rifle team continued its ad- 
vancement toward the No. 1 spot in the 
nation by placing third in the March 
NCAA National Championship Match in 
Lexington, Va. 

For the fourth straight year, EKU 
progressed one spot in the national tour- 
ney. Four years ago. Eastern finished 
sixth, then fifth in 1980, then fourth last 
year and finally third this past year at the 

"We're really pleased with the team 
and the fine season they've had," said ex- 
EKU rifle coach Sgt. Nelson Beard. "We 
set a school record in the smallbore com- 
petition at the final meet, so this tells you 
how well we shot. We would've liked to 
have won it all. But if there is such a 

Campton, and Vira L. McGeorge, Pinil 
ville; Potter and Company Award for E;j 
cellence in Accounting, Alan R. Ravei 
Wayne, Michigan. 

R.R. Richards Scholarships, Kimbe 
ly Abell, Lebanon, Martha Eades, Bere, 
James L. Gish, Jr., Mansfield, Ohio; Flo 
ence B. Stratemeyer Award, Paula Mo 
ton, Stanton, Jed Turner, Berea; Russe 
I. Todd Award, Lisa Thompson, Rid 
mond; Charles F. Weaver Award, Sandr 
Miller, Richmond, Jay R. Valerio, Cir 
cinnati; Ralph Whalin Scholarship, Mar 
Alan Brooker, Richmond; Marlene Beglei 
Young Scholarship, Roger Burnell, Berea 


thing as pressure shooters, then I thinj 
our team has that characteristic." 

Final overall scores showed Tenne'j 
see Tech capturing its third straight ne| 
tional title, edging second place Wesj 
Virginia, 6138-6136. EKU was just lij 
back of Tech in third place at 6128, whil' 
East Tennessee finished fourth at 6125. 

Individually, seniors Karen Long ani( 
Dan Durben led Eastern with smallbori) 
scores of 1,165 and 1,164, respectively 
followed by Mike Bender and Marl 
Bender at 1,148 and 1,145. 

As a team, Eastern finished second ii 
smallbore with a 4,622 score to Tech 
4,630. In air rifle, EKU was fourth lr| 
team scoring with a count of 1,506, com' 
pared toTTU's 1,508. 

Eels Close Year With j 

Outstanding Team Effort at Midwest 

Eastern's swimming Eels closed theij 
1981-82 season in March by placing fiftq 
in an 11-team field at the 14th annual 
Midwest Independent Swimming and Div| 
ing Championships at Illinois-Chicago Cir' 

Even though the Eels were hopinci 
for a higher finish, the Eel coaching staf| 
was extremely pleased with the way East| 
em performed. 

"Our team really gave a super ef 
fort," said EKU head swimming coact 
Dan Lichty. "We set 11 team records in 
just this one meet, so that is a true indi^ 
cator of how well we swam." i 

Winning its fourth consecutive Midi 
west title was Western Kentucky with| 
566 points followed by Eastern Illinois,! 
466; Notre Dame, 409; Indiana, 359 
EKU, 347'/:; Bradley, 346V2; Illinois 
State, 279; Illinois-Chicago Circle, 121 
Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 109; Evansville, 92 
and Louisville, 57. 

"We had 67 lifetime best swims all 
the Midwest and that's almost unbeliev-! 
able," said EKU assistant swimming; 
coach Tim Cahill. "That means that' 
more than 60 per cent of the time in that 
meet when we hit the water, we had a 
lifetime best swim. Some of these swims 
were just a couple of tenths away from 



e NCAA qualifying times, too." 

Brian Conroy, a junior from Satellite 
;ach, Fla., paced the Eel record-breakers 
ith three individual school marks and 
/o relay records, as he piled up 77V2 
lints for the Eels in the meet. 

He set school records in the 200-yard 
sestyle (1:40.60), 100-yard backstroke 
53.43), 200-yard backstroke (1:54.52), 
e 400-yard freestyle relay (3:09.59) 
id the 400-yard medley relay (3:33.88). 
3 added a sixth school mark Monday in 
Tied trials at the EKU pool when he 
jnt :46.84 in the 100-yard freestyle. 

EKU finished last season with a 6-5 
lal meet record. 

aac Inks With 
ttawa of The CFL 

Eastern senior quarterback Chris 
aac has signed a free-agent contract with 
e Ottawa Roughriders of the Canadian 
jotball League. 

Isaac completed 100-201 passes for 
683 yards and four TD's for EKU last 
ason. He also rushed the ball for 83 
Iditional yards and eight TD's. 

"Chris went up for a tryout and they 
jned him. He can do so many things 
ell that I believe he'll help that ball- 
ub," said EKU head coach Roy Kidd. 

Isaac, who signed three one-year con- 
acts with Ottawa, reported in May to 
e Roughriders' Training Camp in King- 
in, Canada. He was a second-team All- 
VC pick in 1982 and runnerup to 
urray State's Gino Gibbs in voting for 
le league's most valuable player on 

ood Announces 

>-Game Basketball Schedule 

Eastern's basketball Colonels will 
ay a 26-game schedule in 1982-83 in- 
uding 13 home contests, according to 
cond year head coach Max Good. 

Included on the card is a Dec. 8 
eeting with the national powerhouse 
Juisville Cardinals at Freedom Hall; 
emphis State, Jan. 29; and two games in 
e Music City Invitational at Vanderbilt 
niversity, Dec. 27-28. In addition to 
andy and EKU, the tournament will in- 
ude Penn and Manhattan. 

Also on the schedule are early season 
)me games in Alumni Coliseum against 
e Dayton Flyers, Dec. 1, and Toledo, a 
irennial Mid-American Conference 
)wer, Dec. 11. Other non-conference 
es include Clinch Valley in the Nov. 27 
ason opener; Eastern Illinois on the 
■ad, Dec. 4; Northern Kentucky, away, 
n. 4; Xavier, away, Jan. 11; West Vir- 
nia Wesleyan, Feb. 5; and Kentucky 
ate, Feb. 8, both at home. 

In addition to the non-conference 
hedule, EKU will also play a 14-game 
inference schedule which begins at 

home Dec. 17 against Murray State, 
followed on Dec. 18 with defending OVC 
tournament champion Middle Tennessee. 

"We feel this is a fairly strong sched- 
ule," said Good. "It appears to be real 
tough from start to finish and our kids 
will be tested early in the conference race 
by Murray State who should be the pre- 
season conference favorite." 

Eleven lettermen, including all five 
starters, return this season for EKU which 
finished in the OVC cellar in 1981-82 tied 
with Akron with a 3-13 league record. 
Overall, EKU compiled a 5-21 mark. 

All conference games this season will 
be played on Friday and Saturday nights, 
a move approved at the annual OVC 
meeting in May. The post-season confer- 
ence tournament of the league's top four 
finishers will be played March 11 and 12 
at the site of the regular season champi- 

82-83 EKU 





Nov. 27 

Clinch Valley 


Dec. 1 



Dec. 4 

Eastern Illinois 


Dec. 8 



Dec. 11 



Dec. 17 

•Murray State 


Dec. 18 

•Middle Tennessee 


Dec. 27-28 

Music City Invitational 
Vandy— Penn 
Manhattan— EKU 


Jan. 4 

Northern Kentucky 


Jan. 8 

* Austin Peay 


Jan. 11 



Jan. 15 

* Morehead State 


Jan. 21 

• Youngstown State 


Jan. 22 

* Akron 


Jan. 27 

• Tennessee Tech 


Jan. 29 

Memphis State 


Feb. 4 

• Austin Peay 


Feb. 5 

West Virginia Wesleyan 


Feb. 8 

Kentucky State 


Feb. 12 

* Morehead State 


Feb. 14 



Feb. 18 

* Youngstown State 


Feb. 19 

• Akron 


Feb. 25 

• Tennessee Tech 


Mar. 4 

• Murray State 


Max. 5 

• Middle Tennessee 


Mar. 11-12 

Ohio Valley 
Conference Tournament 


•Ohio Valley Conference Game 

nIgIit bAll 

Thursday, October 28, 8:00 p.m. 
EKU vs. Murray State at Hanger Field 

Parrish Inks With 

Calgary Stampeders of CFL 

Jerry Parrish, Eastern's senior flank- 
er, has signed a professional football 
contract with the Calgary Stampeders of 
the Canadian Football League. 

Parrish, a 5-11, 176-pound 1981 All- 
Ohio Valley Conference performer, 
signed with the CFL club for a substantial 
bonus, which pleased EKU head coach 
Roy Kidd. 

"I believe Jerry did the right thing," 
said Kidd. "Calgary was really interested 
in him and he has a good opportunity 
there. He has the ability to play for 

In 1981, Parrish caught 20 passes for 


434 yards and rushed the ball five times 
for 94 yards and one TD. He also re- 
turned 24 kickoffs this past season for 
716 yards for a NCAA Division l-AA- 
leading 29.8 per return average and one 

Career pass receiving totals showed 
Parrish catching 75 passes for 1,433 yards 
and six touchdowns. In his tour years at 
EKU, he also rushed the ball 30 times for 
291 yards and five TD's. 

Parrish returned 74 kickoffs for 
2,072 yards, a 28.0 per return mark, and 
five touchdowns In his Colonel career. 
The career kickoff return records are 
both Eastern and OVC records, while the 
1981 kickoff return totals were school 

Golfers Claim Golf 
Championship at Akron 

"We played well." 

EKU coach Bob Seaholm's com- 
ments tells most of the story about the 
Ohio Valley Conference Golf Champion- 
ship at Akron, Ohio. 

"The second day was played in bad 
conditions again, but I think we played 
well under bad conditions last year. We 
seemed to be able to overcome bad wea- 
ther when we needed to," said Seaholm, 
who was chosen OVC Coach of the Year. 
The Colonels edged Western Kentucky by 
eight strokes. 

The final scores were: Eastern, 914; 
Western, 922; Middle Tennessee, 944 and 
Morehead State, 944; Akron, 952; 
Youngstown, 955; Murray State, 959; 
Austin Peay, 961; and Tennessee Tech, 

The individual competition was won 
by Eastern's Pat Stephens. Stephen de- 
feated his own teammate Tim Duignan by 
12 strokes. 

"Pat played a great tournament. He 
blew everyone away by 12 strokes," 
Seaholm said. Stephens finished with a 
216 for 54 holes. Duignan stroked a 228. 

Eastern's other three golfers' were: 
Kelly Finney, 232; Barry Wehrmann, 
239; and Steve Haluska, 246. 

Hofstetter Named To 

Coaches Ail-American Baseball Team 

Tim Hofstetter, a junior third base- 
man and leading hitter for Eastern's 1982 
baseball team, has been named to the 
Coaches All-American third team. 

The Wadsworth, Ohio native, who 
hit .397 for coach Jim Ward's Colonels, 
was earlier named to the All-South 
Region Collegiate Baseball Team and is an 
All-Ohio Valley Conference selection. 

In addition to his team-leading bat- 
ting average, Hofstetter clubbed 10 home 
runs, 11 doubles, and drove in 37 runs. 
He also led the Colonels in stolen bases 
with 29 and compiled a slugging average 
of .738, tops on the squad. 

Hofstetter is currently playing in the 
Valley Summer Collegiate League in 
Staunton, Va. 

Ward said Hofstetter's All-American 
selection is the result of a lot of hard 
work and a strong desire to be an out- 
standing baseball player. "Tim is a com- 


plete player who is an aggressive baserun- 
ner, outstanding hitter, and has an out- 
standing arm," said the EKU coach. 

"His selection was based on his of- 
fensive statistics, but his baserunning and 
defensive play also contributed signifi- 
cantly to the success Eastern achieved 
this past season," said Ward. 

Eastern compiled a 30-12 record in 
1982 including the OVC's Eastern Divis- 
ion title. 

Glover Places 1 5th 
In NCAA High Jump 

Kenny Glover, a four-time All-Amer- 
ican high jumper for EKU, placed 15th in 
the 1982 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field 
Championships in Provo, Utah, in June. 

Glover, a senior from Gladstone, Va., 
closed out his collegiate career with a 
jump of 7-4, only a quarter of an inch be- 
low his personal best which he set last 

April at the Penn Relays. He failed 
clear the bar at 7-5. 

The four-time Ohio Valley Conft 
ence high jump champion was attemptii 
to make Ail-American for the fifth tim 
The prestigious honor goes to the athleb 
who finish in the top six places. 

Milt Ottey of the University of Tex 
at El Paso captured the high jump with 
record-tying leap of 7-7V4. Six jumpe 
cleared 7-6'/? or better at the meet. 



By Dr. George Nordgulen 
University Chaplain 

Clarence Gifford once said to me, 
"The Chapel can be either a center of re- 
volutionary destruction or a center of 
spiritual revolution." 

During the 10 years that the Chapel 
has been open, where does it stand in re- 
lationship to Gifford's philosophical eval- 
uation? I believe that it has stood for the 
second part of what he said. But what 
kind of spirtual revolution has it wit- 
nessed to? 

It has been a quiet revolution in the 
sense that it has been a spiritual revolu- 
tion. Young people and adults alike are 
constantly challenged with questions con- 
cerning the meaning of life, and many of 
these questions have been raised in the 

Chapel. What should I do with my life? 
What has happened to my Christian be- 
liefs? What's wrong with our world? Why 
did Mother and Father divorce? How can 
I make a success of marriage? What is 
going to happen to our country? Will in- 
flation and unemployment ever go down? 
Will I find a job when I finish school? 
How can God sustain my life? What does 
Christ mean in a university setting? And 
so the questions go. 

Over the past 10 years, several im- 
portant events or experiences have hap- 
pened in the Chapel and I do not have the 
time or space to recount them all. But 
two or three events stand out and can il- 
lustrate the spirtual revolution mentioned 
by Gifford. 

Every January 15 there is a memorial 

These young graduates smiled for the camera following the spring meeting of the Great- 
er Cincinnati Area Alumni Chapter at Summit Hills Country Club in Ft. Mitchell. The 

meeti " - - .... 

a cha( 


incinnati Area Alumni Chapter at Summit Hills Country Club in Ft. Mitchell. The 
ting featured the University's Show Choir as well as one of the largest crowds ever at 
apter meeting. Over 200 alumni and other friends turned out for the event. 

service in the Chapel for the Rev. D 
Martin Luther King, Jr. King was a !i 
called "civil rights" leader, but he is no 
recognized as the prophetic leader of tl 
rights of human value. "Every person 
valuable in and of themselves" and ther 
fore "all society, law and customs mu 
uphold this value and human dignity." 

We have had several speakers wt 
have come to share in this service ar 
who have strengthened all students ar 
persons who attend. It is not a servic 
merely for black students or white st 
dents, but it transcends the racial que 
tion. It is a prophetic message and as tf 
prophets left their homes and commur 
ties to carry their message to the largi 
cities of their countries, so we must si 
forth our convictions concerning hum£ 
values. The non-violent method of Kir 
is an inspiration to hold high the digni! 
of human value. 

Weddings have played a large role i 
the Chapel services. Students meet or 
another here at Eastern, and they desii 
to be joined in marriage on this campu 
One couple from Cincinnati attends eac 
Homecoming and they never fail to stcl 
by the Chapel and tell me, "We're are sti' 
married and we are still growing in oi 

Each service is different and eac 
couple has their own unique ceremori 
and meaning. Although all of the servic<| 
have been outstanding, one had gre. 

I was asked to marry two couples . 
the same time! My first reaction was n 
gative; marriage is personal and if done i 
mass then one loses that personal ini 
macy. Nevertheless, they persisted and i 
we made the following arrangement 
Both agreed that the marriage should t 
personal, and yet they wanted them ti 

What we did was to have them bad 
to-back: at the conclusion of the fir 
service the first couple recessed to tf 
back of the Chapel and I went to tt 
stair-well. We had one song that was sur 
between these services and then went in1 
the second wedding. When they had r 


'ssed, then all their guests congratulated 
em and rejoiced with them. The con- 
lant refrain was: "Each was such a 
:iautiful wedding and each was different 
Id yet very similar." Weddings are a 
lyful time of life and this is a service 
at has lasting influence on the couples. 

There are many other services in the 
lapel; religious services for fraternities 
iid sororities, religious organizations, and 
ecial services. Some services are joyful 
id others are sorrowful. We are always 
jeply saddened when a member of the 
niversity dies. When this happens 
emorial services are held for them in the 
Tapel and this provides an opportunity 
r the University to share with the 

Since I share in many of these ser- 
ces, I have been moved by the response 
the University. We had been prepared 
r some four years concerning Dr. Coles 
aymond, and we had watched him as he 
)ntinued his work under adverse condi- 
ans. At the conclusion of the service, 
rs. Raymond said to me, "That is just 
e kind of service Coles would have 

wanted and the Chapel is just the kind of 
place that Coles appreciated." The Cha- 
pel lends itself to these kinds of services 
by providing an atmosphere in which 
spiritual reflection can take place. 

One last meaningful event that I wish 
to share is the service that we had in re- 
ference to the "child murders" in Atlan- 
ta. This was a deep tragedy in Atlanta, 
and all of us felt that it could have been 
one of our children. 

Not only did students from the Uni- 
versity attend but there were many peo- 
ple from Richmond who were concerned 
about the situation and about what it was 
doing to the psychology of their own 
children as they watched the television re- 
ports. One mother said to me, "It could 
be any one of us undergoing those expe- 
riences and we feel very close to the peo- 
ple in Atlanta." 

A collection was taken and sent to 
the Atlanta Police Department and we re- 
ceived a letter from the Sheriff thanking 
us "for sharing in this dark hour of our 
city and for remembering us in our strug- 
gle to bring an end to the terror and 

Thinking of how to double your dollars ? 

Many graduates and friends of Eastern are unaware that their em- 
ployers may match any gift they make to EKU. However, some 700 
businesses around the country will do just that as part of a gift match- 
ing program to colleges and universities. 

So, check with your employer to see if your company is involved 
in the program. A short form and very little trouble later, the result is 
twice as much to your Alma Mater . . . it's an easy way to double your 
contribution with no effort. 

It's easy. 







Officers-elect of the Alumni Associa- 
Dn who were chosen during the spring 
ection include William M. Walters, '76, 
esident; William C. Dosch, '56, first 
ce-president; Ann Taylor Turpin, '62 
A '74, second vice-president; George E. 
octor, '64 MA '66, director and Nancy 
5wis Holcomb, '68 MA '70, director. 


Incoming president of the association is 
Dr. Robert "Sandy" Goodlett, '63 of 
Hazel Green. Alumni officers meet 
throughout the year to conduct the 
business of the association. They are also 
involved in various activities at Home- 
coming and Alumni Weekend each year. 


Much more could be said, but I hope 
that enough has been said to indicate 
something of the spiritual revolution spo- 
ken of by Gifford. The Chapel stands as 
an Invitation, a place of Refuge, a time 
of Challenge, "a Dream come true." It 
is a place for reverence and prayer, a 
place to evaluate the past and redirect the 

We encourage all who enter to 
commune in silence in order that they 
might go forth to serve in love. For out 
of the depths of silence comes strength 
and out of the power of love comes 
brotherhood. The decade has been 
exciting, and thought provoking. We 
look forward to many more. 


Central Florida 

The Central Florida Alumni Chapter 
met at the Sweden House in Orlando on 
March 11. Sandra Leach, '67, coordina- 
tor for the chapter, presided. Some 40 
members heard Dr. J.C. Powell, EKU 
president, report on the campus budget 
situation. J.W. Thurman, Director of 
Alumni Affairs, presented a slide pre- 
sentation on the history of Eastern from 
1906 to the present. Mrs. Leach received 
a Colonel Football print in recognition of 
her service to the chapter. 

Tampa Bay Area 

The Tampa Bay Area Alumni Chap- 
ter met in St. Petersburg on March 10 
under the direction of Cecil Rice, '48, 
who made the arrangements and presided 
at the meeting. President and Mrs. 
Powell, along with Mr. Thurman repre- 
sented the campus. Dr. Powell reported 
on the recent campus developments, and 
Mr. Thurman presented the slide show on 
EKU. Two presentations were made to 
individuals in the group. Mr. Rice re- 
ceived a Colonel Football print for his 
efforts with the group and Henry Hacker 
was given a baseball cap in recognition of 
his efforts with the baseball team in 

South Florida 

Stouffer's Anacapri Inn in Ft. Lau- 
derdale was the scene of the South Flori- 
da Alumni Chapter gathering on March 
12. Carlo Hesley, '32, president of the 
chapter presided. Hise and Edith Tudor, 
coordinators of the chapter since its 
founding in 1962, made the arrange- 
ments. The report from President Powell 
and the slide presentation from Mr. Thur- 
man were the program for this meeting as 
well as the other chapters in Florida. The 
60 alumni in attendance honored Mr. 
Hensley for his service to the chapter. 
Mr. Ray Gover, '56, was elected the new 
president for the upcoming year. 

Greater Cincinnati Area 

The Greater Cincinnati Area Alumni 
Chapter met this past spring at the Sum- 
mit Hills Country Club in Ft. Mitchell. 
Chapter president Denyse Murphy, '55, 
welcomed some 200 to the meeting 
which featured the University Show 


Choir, a host of door prizes, and appear- 
ances by President Powell and Coach Roy 
Kidd. The Chapter agreed to host the 
Homecoming Reception in the fall as 
newly elected president, Jim Allender, 
'55, made the announcement. Becky 
Glltner Melching, '75, serves as secretary 
of the group. Also attending from the 
campus, in addition to the Powells, 
Kidds, and Thurmans, were Dr. Ron 
Wolfe, '63, associate director of alumni 
affairs and Mrs. Wolfe, and Dr. Robert 
"Sandy" Goodlett, '63, incoming pres- 
ident of the Alumni Association, and 
Mrs. Goodlett. 

Perry County 

The spring meeting of the Perry 
County Alumni Chapter featured four 
student members of the University's 
Show Choir who entertained the oldest 
alumni chapter. President Martha 

Ogrosky, '60, welcomed Ron Wolfe, 
associate director of alumni affairs, and 
Jim Plummer of the EKU budget and 
planning office, who presented a program 
on the Mission Model and its affect on 


Hitting A High Note 

"A Young Tenor Stirs Excitement at 
City Opera" read the headline in The 
New York Times of Barry McCauley's 
tremendous success last season with 
the New York City Opera as Nadir in 
"Les Pecheurs de Perles." 

The review went on to read that "it 
is a performance that has attracted the 
kind of critical attention that singers 
dream about." 

McCauley consistently garners criti- 
cal raves for performances with leading 
American and European opera com- 
panies. Other acclaimed performances 
during the 1980-81 season included a re- 
turn to City Opera for "Madama Butter- 
fly," "La Boheme" with the Hawaii 
Opera Theatre, "Die Fledermaus" with 
Houston Grand Opera, "Faust" with the 
Fort Worth Opera and his Aix-en-Pro- 
vence debut as Ottavio in "Don Giovan- 

McCauley's 1981-82 season with the 
New York City Opera included "La 
Traviata," "La Boheme" and "lucia." He 
also returned to Marseilles, France for 
"Don Giovanni," having appeared there 
in recent seasons in "L'Elisir d'Amore" 

and in a highly acclaimed debut in 

Other 1981-82 engagements included 
his Canadian Opera Company debut in 
"Lucia," his Manitoba Opera debut in 
"Tales of Hoffmann," re-engagements 
with the Portland Opera and Seattle 
Opera in "Abduction from the Seraglio" 
and "St. Matthew Passion" with Musica 
Sacra in New York City. 

In the fall of 1983, Mr. McCauley 
will make his Paris Opera debut singmg 
Lensky in "Eugene Onegin," followed 
by performances of Fenton in "Falstaff." 

McCauley, '73 

The EKU alumnus made his debut 
in 1977 with the San Francisco Spring 
Opera Theatre singing Don Jose, and the 
following fall appeared with the San 
Francisco Opera Company in the title 
role of "Faust." McCauley has since 
been a regular guest in San Francisco, 
appearing in numerous roles: Froh in 
"Das Rheingold," Vanya in "Katya 
Kabanova," Ruggero in "La Rondine," 
Cassio in "Otello" and Rodolfo in "La 
Boheme." He made his New York City 
Opera debut in "Faust" and his Wolf 
Trap debut in "Taming of the Shrew." 

McCauley has also appeared with the 
San Diego Opera in "Der Rosenkavalier" 
and "Tales of Hoffman," the Michigan 
Opera Theater in "La Traviata," the 
Houston Grand Opera in "La Grande 
Duchesse de Gerolstein," the Mobile 
Opera Guild in "Madama Butterfly," 
the Nevada Opera Guild in "Rigoletto," 
the Portland Opera and the Seattle Opera 
in "Fidelio," the Concert Opera Orches- 
tra of Boston in "La Rondine" and the 
Arizona Opera in "Faust," "Cosi fan 
tutte" and "Die Zauberflote." 

McCauley received his master's de- 
gree from Arizona State University where 
he appeared in a number of operatic pro- 
ductions. He was a member of the San 
Francisco Opera's Merola Program for 
two summers, singing Don Jose in 
"Carmen" and Hoffman in "Les Contes 
d'Hoffmann." In 1980 he became the 
third recipient of the Richard Tucker 


Elizabeth Lamb Bertram, '13, on 
February 16, 1982, in Vanceburg of 
strangulation by an unknown assailant, 

Mollie Evans Stratton, '15, on April 
16, 1982, in Nicholasville after an ex- 
tended illness. 

Zelia Rice Coates, '22, during Octo- 
ber 1981 in Corbin. 

Mary A. Owens, '22, in 1980 place 
and cause unknown. 

Margaret C. McGreevy, '22, on 
August 8, 1981, in Louisville. 

John Jayne, '23, on January 2, 198: 
in Ashland. 

Beulah Willoughby, '27, on Februar 
10, 1982, in Richmond after an extends 

Marion T. Wells, '28, on June 6, 
1982, in Richmond after a short illness. 

James R. Richardson, '30, on Jan- 
uary 2, 1982, in Lexington after an ex- 
tended illness. 

Arthur Eversole, '33, on May 5, 
1982, in Hazard after a long illness. 

Lucian Burch, '34, on April 8, 1982 
in Booneville of cancer. 

Landon L. McDowell, '34, on De- 
cember 10, 1980. 

Green Berry Angel, Jr., '35, on Jan- 
uary 3, 1982, in Campbellsville. 

Alzada Thompson Jennings, '36, on 
January 6, 1982. 

Leighton Watkins, '36, on February 
6, 1982, in London. 

Jack A. McCord, '37, time and place 

Alice Farmer, '39, on May 4, 1982, 
in McKee after an extended illness. 

Luther Farmer, '39, on June 20, 
1982, in McKee of a heart attack. 

Owen T. Gribbin, '41, time and plao 

George V. Nash, '42, on March 5, 
1982, of a heart attack. 

Floyd D. Stacy, '49, on August 26, 

1981, in Cincinnati of a heart attack. 
James R. Baker, '50 MA '56, on 

February 8, 1981, in Ft. Myers, Florida. 

Richard A. Cullen, Jr., '50, time and 
place unknown. 

Albert Sidney Ratliff, Jr., '51, on 
April 17, 1982, in Pikeville. 

Rachael J. Speyer, '51, on April 1, 

1982, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida of in- 
juries suffered in an automobile accident. 

John "Jack" Gourley Parrish, '51, 
on February 13, 1982, in Lexington. 

Luther Martin Skaggs, '54, on Feb- 
ruary 25, 1982, in Mt. Sterling after an 
extended illness. 

Thelma J. Lovett, '55, on April 27, 

1981, in Dade City, Florida. 
Bobby Harville, '57, on June 1, 

1982, in Lexington of a heart attack. 
Zelma Hundley Cocanougher, '61, oi 

May 13, 1982, in Danville. 

Jerry Dixon, '66, on July 26, 1981, 
in Tybee Island, Georgia. 

Raymond R. Orme, Jr., '67, on June 
16, 1980, of cancer. 

Agnes Smith Johnstone, '69, on Feb- 
ruary 11, 1982, in Nashville, Tennessee o 
a heart attack. 

Lisa Farthing, '82, on June 10, 1982 
in Hamilton, Ohio. 




I Katherine C. Knoer, '35, now retired 
head teacher from The Alfred Binet 
hool in Louisville after 21 years. The 
net School for the multiply-handi- 
pped was founded in 1961 as a private 
lool, but became a part of the public 
lool system now based at Seneca High 
hool. Mrs. Knoer was honored at var- 
js receptions and dinners, and the Lou- 
'ille chapter of the Council for Excep- 
inal Children named her the 1982 Out- 
inding Administrator of Special Educa- 

The Florida Institute of Technology 
d its founder and president. Dr. Jerome 
Keuper, '40-'43, have been awarded 
3 coveted Frank G. Brewer Trophy, the 
tion's highest aerospace education 
■ard. The trophy is awarded annually 
' significant contributions of enduring 
ue to aviation and space education in 
3 United States. The award is spon- 
-ed by the American Society for Aero- 
ace Education, administered by the 
tional Aeronautics Association, and en- 
i'ined in the National Air and Space 
iseum's Hall of Trophies. 

inity, '49 

McCarty, '50 

Joe Vanity, '49, now out of officia- 
ig football after 27 years in the ranks, 
inity's career started in 1954 on the 
)h school level and moved to the colle- 
ite ranks some eight years later, 
roughout his career, he traveled 
'ough 16 states and officiated at 156 
nes involving 65 colleges and universi- 
s from 31 states. His duties also in- 
ided officiating playoff contests for the 
;AA, the Tangerine Bowl in 1974, the 
antland Rice Bowl, among others. Al- 
3ugh his career centered around the 
d-American Conference, he also called 
Ties in the Big Ten, Eastern Collegiate 
hietic Association, Atlantic Confer- 
:e, Southern, Southeastern, Missouri 
iley, Ohio Valley, Southwest, South- 
id, Big Sky and Pacific Coast Confer- 

The Lexington Agency of Shanan- 
ah Life Insurance named the Agency of 
! Year for 1981. Ken McCarty, '50, 
U, is general manager of the agency. 

is assisted by Eastern graduates: 
Ties L. Campbell, '70, assistant general 
nager; Doug Horn, '62, leading pro- 
cer, and William P. Keene, '77 MA '81, 
ident agent of Richmond. 

Doris Rae Turner Prater, '57, recent- 

ly completed her first book of poetry and 
inspirational thought which will be pub- 
published in 1982. 

Floyd A. Norton, '62, appointed dis- 
trict manager in the casualty-property 
commercial lines department at the 
Chicago office of The Travelers Insurance 

Ernest M. Agee, '64, professor of 
geosciences at Purdue University, has 
been named a fellow of the American 
Meterorological Society. The announce- 
ment was made during the AMS annual 
meeting in San Antonio, Texas. "Elec- 
tion to the grade of fellow of the society 
is intended to serve as a recognition of 
outstanding contributions to the science 
or application of meteorology, climato- 
logy or other areas of atmospheric science 
over a period of years," reads the AMS 
constitution. The Purdue scientist be- 
longs to a number of professional organi- 
zations including Sigma XI national re- 
search honor society. He is a trustee of 
the University Corporation for Research 
which manages the National Center for 
Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo. 
The American Meteorological Society has 
named approximately 350 fellows since 
it was founded in 1919. The group has 
a total membership of about 11,000. 

Thomas E. Smith, '54, promoted to 
vice president, finance, for R. J. Reynolds 
Tobacco International, Inc. Area III 
(Latin America/Caribbean). For the past 
three years, he has served as vice presi- 
dent of finance for the company's tobac- 
co subsidiary in Puerto Rico. In his new 
capacity. Smith will serve as chief finan- 
cial officer, directing the financial man- 
agement of all company operations in 
South America, Central America and the 

Dr. Betty Turner Asher, '56, named 
vice president for Student Affairs at Ari- 
zona State University after serving as an 
administrator in Minnesota's state univer- 
sity system. She is the first female vice 
president in the school's history. 

Jerry Myer Puttett, '66 MA '70, a 
masters degree in religious education 
from the Southern Baptist Theological 
Seminary this past May. 

William S. Duffy, '69, appointed 
senior vice president and manager of the 

Trust Division tor Central Bank & Trust 
Company in Lexington. He had formerly 
worked 13 years with United Kentucky 
Bank In Louisville where he served as vice 
president and manager of Trust Business 

Dr. Jon J. Pavlisko, MA '69. named 
head baseball coach at Miami University, 
Oxford, Ohio, after coaching Central 
Michigan to three Mid-American Confer- 
ence baseball championship in four years 
and compiling a record ol 120 wins 
against 39 defeats in the process. 

Anne Lancaster Butler, '70, director 
of Educational Supportive Services in the 
Kansas State University Office of Minor- 
ity Affairs, has been named recipient of 
the 1981 "Presidential Award for Distin- 
guished Services to Minority Education at 
Kansas State." To win the $500 prize, 
Butler helped develop KSU's Center for 
Aging Minority Scholarship Program, 
established Alliance, the minority news- 
paper on campus, and established the 
Minority Affairs Speakers series on the 

Norton, '62 

Wise, '72 MA '73 

Jerry Hackett, '71, now an assistant 
professor and Chairman of the Depart- 
ment of Criminal Justice at Florida Atlan- 
tic University in Boca Raton. He had pre- 
viously served as Director of the Florida 
Division of Community Services. He was 
a member of the Governor's Commission 
on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals, 
and also the co-author of an introduction 
to criminal justice textbook. 

Steven L. Durbin, '71 MBA '73, pro- 
moted to director of employee relations 
for Humana Inc., the Louisville-based 
hospital company that owns and operates 
88 hospitals in 22 states, England and 

This beautiful addition to your 
home features a black lacquer 
finish with hand painted gold 
trim and the Eastern Kentucky 
University seal in gold on the 
head board. Send^your check 
or money order for $130.00 to 
the EKLI Alumni Association, 
Eastern Kentucky University, 
Richmond, KY 40475-0932. 
Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. 
Kentucky residents should add 
$6.50 Kentucky sales tax. 
Shipping will be charged to the 
customer at time of delivery 


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Donna Holland Wise, '72 MA '73, 
women's basketball coach at Campbells- 
ville College, named Kentucky Women's 
Intercollegiate Conference Division II 
Basketball Coach of the Year for 1981- 
82, the third time she has won the award. 
Coach Wise's Lady Tigers have won the 
Division II state crown for the past three 
years. Wise is in her seventh year at 
Campbellsville where she is an instructor 
of physical education and athletics. 

Douglas L. Crowe, '72, named presi- 
dent of the Central Bank of the South, 
Fort Payne, Alabama in January of this 

Rev. James R. Blair, '73, minister of 
White Oak Pond Christian Church in 
Richmond, elected the 1982 chairperson 
of the Kentucky Commission for United 
Ministry in Higher Education, an ecumen- 
ical structure representing various Chris- 
tian, Presbyterian and United Church of 
Christ churches. Blair has served as a 
delegate to the Kentucky Commission for 
the past eight years. 

Dr. Stephen E. Brown, '73 MS '75, 
an assistant professor in the Department 
of Criminal Justice at East Tennessee 
State University where he is coordinator 
of graduate studies, and editor of the 
American Journal of Police. 

The Gordon Nash Orchestra, a student 
band of the 30's, will hold its 50th re- 
union during homecoming on October 
9. Members of the band who would like 
to attend should contact the Alumni 
Office for more details. 

Larry Thompson, '74, an account 
executive with Bache-Halsey-Stuart- 
Shields, Inc., in Louisville. 

Robert Alan Doughty, '74, now 
manager of public relations for the Wilson 
Foods Corporation at the firm's corpo- 
rate headquarters in Oklahoma City, 
Oklahoma, where he will be responsible 
for employee communications, commu- 
nity affairs, public relations, media rela- 
tions, and will assist with the financial/ 

shareholder communications programs. 

Sandra Joan Cottongim McKinney, 
'74, a news writer in the Office of Public 
Relations and Alumni Affairs at Camp- 
bellsville College. 

Remember . . . the Eastern-Murray game 
will be televised nationally over WTBS 
TV, Channel 17 on Thursday evening, 
October 28. Originally, the game was to 
have been played on October 30. 

Anthony P. Scarpino, '74, appointed 
chief physical therapist at Brooks Memor- 
ial Hospital, Dunkirk, New York, a posi- 
tion he assumed after serving as director 
of the Fulton County Health Center in 
Toledo, Ohio. 

Joe R. Hewlett, '75, named to the 
Mineral Processing Group in Calgon Cor- 
poration's Water Management Division, as 
a technical representative to the coal in- 
dustry in eastern Kentucky to work with 
applications and sales of specialty chemi- 
cals for maintaing good water circuit per- 
formance in coal preparation plants. 

David Swofford, '76, a member of 
the NATO Advanced Study Institute pro- 
gram in Bad Windsheim, Germany, this 
past summer where he addressed the 
gathering on "Algorithms and Optimality 
Criteria in Phylogenetic Inference from 
Distance Data." The Institute dealt with 
numerical taxonomy, the mathematical 
and computer-assisted approaches to the 
classification of organisms. 

Neal Houston Myers, '76, a Master of 
Religious Education degree this past May 
from the Southern Baptist Theological 
Seminary in Louisville. 

Donald T. Phillips, MA '76, with 
Tenneco Oil Exploration and Produc- 
tion's eastern Rocky Mountain Division 
as a geological supervisor in Denver. 

Jessie K. Lackey, MA '77, now Di- 
rector of Alumni and Parent Programs at 
Transylvania University in Lexington. 

Claude "Benny" Bivins, '78, with a 
Master of Church Music degree from the 
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. . 
now Minister of Music and Youth at the 

North Brewton Baptist Church in Bres 
ton, Alabama. 

Stephen Bland McSwain, '78, 
Master of Divinity degree from the So 
thern Baptist Theological Seminary th 
past May. 

Nancy Sterra, '79, and Terri Zir 
merman, '81, back from the wilds whe 
they served as volunteer eagle watchers 
Arizona's Tonto National Forest. Tl 
two observed eagle nests along the Vert 
and Salt rivers and helped protect tl 
birds from vandals. 

Michael Trimpe, '79, an arson analy 
in the Hamilton County Coroner's offii 
in Cincinnati, and co-author of "Trainii 
Fires as Exercises for Laboratory An 
lysts" in the Arson Analyst Newsletter. 

1st Lt. Hubert J. Scallon, '7 
awarded the Humanitarian Service Med 
by the Department of the Army for f 
participation in the rescue of 18 Vis 
namese refugees while aboard the sfi 
USS Monticello in 1981. 

1st Lt. David M. Kennedy, '79, ; 
executive officer of the U.S. Army Ci 
minal Investigation Command Laboratoi 
at Camp Zama, Japan near Tokyo. 


A reception for alumni and friends of 
EKU will be held at the Court of Flags i i 
Orlando, Florida before the game be- 1 
tween EKU and Florida Central on Noi 
vember 13. Plan now to attend. Mon; 
details later. 

James M. Steed, '80, author of ace: 
umn called "Of Bees and Honey" for tij 
Speedy Bee newspaper, an internation' 
newspaper about beekeeping. ' 

Don R. Young, '80, one of thri 
Kentuckians to graduate from the N| 
tional Academy at the Federal Bureau j 
Investigation Training Facility, Quantic 
Virginia, during the 127 session of tli 

Jackie Cox, '81, with Channel 27 
Lexington where she is the assistant 
the film/shipping department, and 
"Jackie" of all trades at the Lexingt( 


Susan Lynn Tribbey on May 15, 1982. 

BRENDA BOGGS, '77, to 
CHARLES FLOYD' '81, on August 29, 

William Allen Robison on August 1, 

Alvin Crawford on April 17, 1982. 

LAURA L. READ, '76, to Benny 
Aaron on June 13, 1981. 

VALERIE COLLINS, '74, to Keith 
E. Pope on April 24, 1982. 

CHERYL L. SPARKS, '81, to 
Raymond T. Massey on January 2, 1982. 


May 15, 1981. 

BETH A. SCHNIER, '78, to Roger 
Caby, date unindicated. 

to David Smith on January 9, 1982. 

DANA L. STROUD, '81, to Randall 
Winkler on October 31, 1981. 

CAROL J. SHAFER' '75, to Ken 
Suer on April 24, 1981. 

Douglas A. House on June 6, 1981. 

MCINTOSH, '79, on December 12, 1981. 

Milinda Earlane Burns to BEN 
GONZALES, '80, August 29, 1981. 

PAULA BERKE, '81, to Robert 

Damron on October 10, 1981. 

October 24, 1981. 

ELLEN E. ARENS, '81, to ER 
LAWRENCE PROVOST, '80, on Janua 
1, 1982. 

JUDITH A. RILEY, '81, to Dona 
Stamper on May 16, 1981. 

Carl Lucas on June 20, 1981. 

Rhonda Baker to GLENN AL/^ 
LONG, '79, on August 8, 1981. 

LORRAINE FOLEY, secretary 
the Alumni Office for 19 years, to Erv 
Rothenbuhler, on April 17 in the Chap 
of Meditation on campus. 



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COLOR MY WORLD: A Homecoming '82 Review 2 

SPIDER'S WEB: /^/fer 20 Years of Service J.W. Thurman Retires 6 

NURSING - WE'RE NO. 1 : Eastern Tops in Kentucky JO 

A TEAM OF DESTINY: The Championship Season Replay t2 


THE EASTERN CHROmCLE: A Precis of Campus News // 

J Editor's 
S Notes 

From time to time in the past, 
I'e referred to milestones in the life 

he University or the Alumni Asso- 
:on. This June 30, another legiti- 
13 milestone will pass in the life of 

Alumni Association when J. W. 
lider" Thurman, Director of Alumni 
liirs since 1962, will officially retire 
n his post. 

Now on a terminal sabbatical from 

University, Spider came to Eastern 
, directed the Association through a 
lod of dramatic growth. His is a 
:y of a "favorite son" who has en- 
red himself wherever he has lived 
I worked. Acting Director of Alumni 
!^irs, Ron Wolfe, tells of the web 

Spider has been weaving for some 
( decades. It's the story of a man 
/e all come to know and love over 
•e past 20 years. 

Those football Colonels did it 
n, a second national championship 
our years! Sporting a 13-0 record, 

'82 team is the only undefeated, 
ed squad since 1940 when, who 
, Spider Thurman led the Maroons 
an 8-0 season. Roy's boys weren't 
posed to be that good, so everyone 
, but steady progress and a little 
ig called pride kept them at the top 
the NCAA's Division l-AA standings 

most of the season, and showcased 
Ti on national television for much 
che year. One game was regionally 
vised by ABC sports, Ted Turner's 
BS Superstation in Atlanta televised 
1 of the Colonels games at Hanger 
d, and CBS Sports broadcast the 
mpionship game from Wichita Falls, 
las, to a national audience. Winning 

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has become "A Matter of Pride" with 
the EKU football team, a slogan Roy 
Kidd and his Colonels have proudly 
earned and retained. 

It has been a year of financial 
self-sufficiency for alumni programs, 
and so far, the new status has worked 
very well. Alumni services are thriving. 
The newsletter program has been re- 
activated; the magazine is still being 
sent to all active members. 

Other alumni programs are being 
offered and participation has been 
good. The Memberloan program has 
apparently met a real need, particularly 
among our younger graduates. Our in- 
surance program with New England 
Alumni Trust (NEAT) continues to 
offer low-cost term insurance to 
graduates who need protection at a 
reasonable price. Our travel program is 
geared up for trips to Germany and the 
Rhine River in July, and to Hawaii in 

Alumni chapters continue to active- 
ly help promote the University. The 
Louisville Area Chapter under the direc- 
tion of John Sizemore met this past fall. 
President Powell attended from the Uni- 
versity along with the staff from Ad- 
missions and School Relations who were 
recruiting in the Louisville schools at 
the time, and Spider and Ron were also 
there from the Alumni Association. 
The Perry County Chapter met in 
November with a delicious pot luck 
supper. Ron presented the program; 
Martha Ogrosky directed the event 
with the assistance of Cynthia Mclntyre 
and others in that chapter. 

The Greater Cincinnati Area Chap- 
ter is slated to meet later this spring; 
however, organizers of that group 
hosted a highly successful reception 
prior to the EKU vs. Northern Ken- 
tucky basketball game January 4th. 
Jim Allender is president of that group 

and is capably assisted by a host of dedi- 
cated alumni who have made it the 
largest and most active EKU Alumni 

There are many other programs and 
services in which alumni involvement is 
crucial. The Career Development & 
Placement Alumni Career Network is 
getting off the ground with excellent 
participation from volunteer grads. 
More than 100 are in the program with 
additional volunteers Ijeing added regu- 
larly. And, as we approach May 14th, 
Alumni Day, more graduates will be in- 
volved in the planning and implement- 
ing of that big event. 

So, alumni programs and services 
continue at a brisk pace; hopefully, 
when alumni records are completely 
computerized (that's still going on, too), 
we'll be able to offer these even more 

In short, alumni affairs is alive and 
well, thanks to the thousands of grad- 
uates who have supported the Alumni 
Association with their time, talents, and 
financial commitments. 

The University community was sad- 
dened recently by the deaths of two 
distinguished educators, Ira Bell, '28, 
past superintendent of the Wayne Coun- 
ty Schools, and Dr. J. G. Black, a 
former professor of physics. One of the 
state's outstanding educational leaders, 
Mr. Bell was the 1965 recipient of the 
Alumni Association's Outstanding 
Alumnus Award, and throughout the 
years, a loyal friend to Eastern. Dr. 
Black came to Eastern in 1947 and 
served in the physics department for 
some 22 years, several as chairman. 
The J. G. Black Lecture Room in the 
Moore Science Building was named in 
his honor. Our deepest sympathy goes 
out to the families of these two individ- 
uals who served Eastern Kentucky Uni- 
versity so well.D 





OZ By Ron Wolfe 

^^>olor the parade gray. 

Paint the dance and buffet 
with the hues of the rainbow. 

Add a dash of sky blue as the 
clouds swept away for the after- 
noon game. 

Make the game Maroon. . . 
and tint the postgame reception 
any bright shade that would do 
justice to the warm friendships 
that were reinforced there. 

It was, despite the weather, a 
colorful day. . .Homecoming '82. 

And despite a change in the 
date from October 30 to October 
9, the reunion groups were back 
in force. . .the Eastern Eels, 
Gordon Nash Orchestra, Law En- 
forcement alumni, history and 
social studies alumni, the 1972 
and 1977 classes, and the Alumni 

For reunion groups like the 
33 former Eels who returned 
with their families for an "old 
timers" swim meet on Friday 
evening, it was a day to remem- 
ber. Those who swam in the 
meet raised the water level a bit 
more than they had in past years, 
but the excitement of competi- 
tion remembered was still there. 

Paul Love, '52, who swam 
and coached in the late 1930's 
and early 1940's, was there as the 
senior member of the reunion 
team. . .Bob Parker, '60, came 
back from Arizona. . .Lacy Hay- 
good, '69, from Maryland. . . 
Rick Hill, '68, a three-time All- 
American, was there to honor his 

coach Don Combs who was given 
an award from his former 

Organizers Dan Lichty and 
Rich Anderson, '69, have indi- 
cated that there will be a repeat 
performance. "It was very 
successful," said Lichty, the pre- 
sent Eels coach. "And we're 
planning to do it again." 

While the Eels were splashing 
in the Combs Natatorium, the 
Alumni Band was rehearsing in 
the Foster Music Building. 
According to Jerry Martin, '73, 
"It was a very enjoyable experi- 
ence, and although it was my 
first time back, I plan to do it 

For some in the band, it was 
a repeat performance. . .for 
others, like Stanley Forsythe, 


The Alumni Band made its contribt 
tion to the Homecoming Parade fror 
the lawn of the Richards Alumr 
House on Lancaster Avenue. 

The annual Homecoming Run led th' 
parade down Lancaster Avenue. Here 
hundreds of runners begin their 5,00(; 
meter trek through downtown Richi 
mond. Mike Johnson won in thij 
Men's division while Cheryl Comb: 
took top honors for women. 

'72, and his wife Barbara Budke 
Forsythe, '73, it was a surprise 
appearance. Both came to 
watch, but ended up playing in- 

In addition to their contribu- 
tions during the parade and 
game, Alumni Band members 
presented two undergraduate 
scholarships, one to Kathy 

Some members of the 1972 class who returned for the day were (seated, from I 
Kathy Creger Brussell, Pam M. Robinson and Deborah Bailey Powers. (Standing, fi 
left) Jeffery Duff, Ben Reeves, Charles "Sam" Robinson, Jack Frost and Michael C 


le Grand Marshal of the 1982 Home- 
ming Parade was J. W. "Spider" 
lurman, Director of Alumni Affairs, 
ipider" will retire this year after 
-ving the Alumni Association and 
e University for the past 20 years. 

;mple of Marion, a child and 
mily studies major who is the 
cond member in her family to 
ceive an Alumni Band Scholar- 
ip, and Brad Sherman, a music 
ajor from Asheville, Ohio. Bill 
)nes, '68, helped organize the 
usicians this year; Doug Horn, 
2, andMarcWhitt, '82, will 
ke charge next year. 

For weeks, students had been 
aking plans for a weekend that 
umni would not forget, 
ambda Sigma's addition of 
ained glass windows to the 
een Johnson Building cast a 
aleidoscopic glow to the Home- 
)ming Dance and the Saturday 
jffet. Dorm councils and stu- 
3nt organizations worked fever- 
hly during the last days to put 
le finishing touches on their 
Bcorations and floats. 

For Beta Theta Pi and Kappa 
elta, their "Going for the 
old" proved to be a winner in 
le beauty category while Alpha 
amma Delta and the lET Club's 
Raiders Show Their True 
olors" took top honors for orig- 

Dorm awards went to Dupree 
lall for "Beat the Blue Raiders 
lush to the Goal(d) Line" and 
lartin Hall for "Colonel Victory 
t the End of a Rainbow." 

Mother Nature herself helped 
olor the day with the oranges 
nd golds amid the lush green 
saves that were signaling the 
oming of a winter. 

Maroon balloons, E mums. . . 

Campus and community organizations 
sold IVlaroon Balloons during the day 
for the benefit of the Juvenile Diabe- 
tes Foundation. Fans released the 
balloons after the first score in the 
afternoon game. 

• f 

The Eels alumni gathered in Combs 
Natatorium for a friendly meet on Fri- 
day evening, and most displayed the 
kind of form that made them so suc- 
cessful over the years. 

Like her 14 counterparts, Elizabeth Cum 
didate for Homecoming Queen, rode in th 

all the traditional accoutrements 
of Homecoming were back again 
and the world of EKU became a 
colorful place on October 9. 

The series of events took 
place with some interruption 
from the intermittant showers, 

Alumni gathered in Walnut 
Hall to reminisce and register. . . 
to see if an old friend might be 
there in a familiar campus 

The 1972 and 1977 classes 
returned for the five and ten-year 
reunions. From the '72 group, 
Mike Clayton of Frederick, 
Maryland, traveled farther than 
any other registered classmate, 

mins of Somerset, the Lambda Sigma can- 
e parade with her umbrella up. 

while Patti McGrath Freeuw of 
Ft. Wayne, Indiana, took similar 
honors in the 1977 group. 

Saturday morning Home- 
comings always mean a parade 
down Lancaster Avenue. . .rain 
or shine. This year, the former 
prevailed, as umbrellas went up 
over open convertibles and 
smiling queen candidates. . .sog- 
gy napkins drooped from floats 
after a long trip from the ware- 
house in the rain. . .and the 
candy thrown by the clowns 
landed in puddles along the 
way. . . 

Retiring Director of Alumni 
Affairs and parade Grand Mar- 




shal J. W. "Spider" Thurman 
and his wife, IVlargaret, greeted 
hundreds of alumni, students, 
and other friends of EKU who 
lined the route through down- 
town Richmond as some 78 units 
filed through the drizzle to the 
tune of "Hail, Hail. . ." and other 
snappy marching songs. 

Leading the parade were 
some 200 runners who partici- 
pated in the third annual Home- 
coming Run, a 5000-meter event 
that saw Mike Johnson, a senior 
from Syracuse, New York, win 
with a time of 16:01 in the 
men's division and Cheryl 
Combs, '77, the first woman fin- 
isher, cross the line with a time of 
20:59. Alumni awards went to 
Combs, of Houston, Texas, and 
Samuel Cockerham, '73, of 
Beattyville, with a time of 16:45. 

The parade spirit was not 
dampened by the weather. . .the 
Shriners stuffed themselves into 
their mini-cars and mesmerized 
the children along the way. 
There were the clowns. . .some 
horses. . .little twirlers. . .the 
Kazoo band. . .all those groups 
that make a parade a fun time — 
rain or shine. 

The history and social studies 

The Shriners' mini-cars added to the 
enjoyment of the parade as the drivers 
performed for homecomers along the 

Among members of the 1977 class who returned for the day were (seated, fro 
left) Ann Slucher and Susan Mclntyre Frost. (Standing, from left) Karen Kelli 
Patti McGrath Freeuw and Stephen Riley. 

alumni have for many years 
made a post-parade gathering a 
part of their Homecoming activi- 
ty, and 1982 was no different. 
They gathered in the University 
Building to share a bit of history 
of a different sort before going 
on to the buffet and the game. 

The annual buffet was as 
colorful as the other trappings of 
the weekend. It was, as usual, a 
photographer's delight, as well as 
a chef's pride and joy. It proved 
to be a delicious interlude be- 
tween the morning parade and 
afternoon game. 

Throughout the week, 15 
coeds prepared for the pre-game 
coronation ceremonies. They 
had started out as part of 48 pre- 
candidates who were narrowed in 
a campus-wide election earlier. 

For them, there were the 
practices, the luncheon, the in- 
terviews, the dance presentation, 
the parade, and then the big 

The 1981 queen, Angela 
Hamilton, a senior from Leba- 
non, fought a bout with mono- 

The Eels Alumni Reunion drew severj 
members back to honor their forme 
coach Don Combs. Returning swin 
mers are, from left, Don Combs, Jr 
John Meisenheimer, Bob Parker an 
Paul Love. 

nucleosis and the rain to partici- 
pate and assist in the crowning o 
her successor, Suzanne Fawbush 
a senior from London. 

Miss Fawbush, a 4.0 alumni 
scholar, brightened the afternooi 
for all returning alumni, and witi 
a little help from some sunshine, 
the afternoon blue overcame the 
morning gray and turned the war 
on Hanger Field into victorious 

Coach Roy Kidd's Colonels 


rdon Nash (left) chats with a friend 
the reception honoring the Gordon 
;h Orchestra following the Home- 
ning game. 

vived some early game jitters 
bomb the Blue Raiders from 
ddle Tennessee 35-10 and re- 
in atop the Division l-AA 
;ional rankings. 

The Alumni Reception which 
ms to grow a bit each year 
ived to the larger confines of 
ington's Mulebarn as the 
3ater Cincinnati Area Alumni 
apter helped host the get to- 
her. The Law Enforcement 
mni joined grads from all eras 
i all classes to take one last 
ik around and tell one last 
ry about the way it used to 

At the Holiday Inn across 
town, members of the Gordon 
Nash Orchestra celebrated their 
50th reunion. Created in the 
1930's, the Nash Orchestra was 
composed of campus musicians 
who played together for several 
years. They have gotten together 
periodically over the years, but 
1982 was a special time for 

Elsewhere, student groups 
celebrated the victory and con- 
tinued the Homecoming fun into 
the afternoon and evening. 

In small groups around town, 
many replayed the game. . .some 

len her name was announced as the 1982 queen, Suzanne f^f,^''"^*'-^!,'!,"'* ''Jf ' 
r surprise. Suzanne, a 4.0 student is attending Eastern on an Alumni Scholarship. 

His path cleared by Nicky 
Yeast, a nimble Ed Hair- 
ston charges, determined 
to carry home the ball dur- 
ing the Colonels' Home- 
coming game with Middle. 

wondered where Juanita "Boots" 
Whitaker Adams, '56, last year's 
twirler with the Alumni Band, 
was. . .some conjectured that 
October 30, the original date set 
for Homecoming, would proba- 
bly be a perfect weekend. . . 

But the success of Homecom- 
ing is seldom tied to the weath- 
er. . .people come back in all 
kinds of conditions to see old 
friends, and football fans have 
been known to brave tempera- 
tures far harsher than those at 
Hanger Field on this particular 
day. . . 

All things considered. . .color 
Homecoming '82 a happy occa- 
sion, undaunted by the weather. . 

Color Roy Kidd and Suzanne 
Fawbush and a thousand others 
proud. . . 

Color Homecoming '82 a 
winner. . . D 

The 1982 Homecoming Queen, 
Suzanne Fawbush, a senior from Lon- 
don, gets the traditional kiss from 
President J.C. Powell. 


Not only was "Spider" a great quarterback, bu 
played on defense as well. An All-American on 
1940 undefeated, untied team, he kicked as we 
fie ran and passed for tfie Maroons. The Ben 
Flash was a leader who could do it all. 


By Ron G. Wolfe 


lS a child, they called him Jimmy. 

In college, he was Wyatt. 

Some business acquaintances refer to him as J. W. 

But during his days in the second grade at Ben- 
ham Elementary School, he became "Spider" Thur- 
man, thanks to a nasty bite from one of the testy 
arachnids which left him with a swollen eye and a 
convenient nickname conferred upon him by his 

After 20 years at Eastern, this "Spider" has en- 
snared us all in his web of unselfishness; we've been 
mesmerized by the beauty of this thoughtfulness. We 
are all willing prey for this man whose warm, friend- 
ly, caring nature has made him special to us all. 

He was born in Dayton, Tennessee, but grew up 
in Benham in Harlan County where he established 
himself as an extraordinary athlete whose reputation 
is legend in the eastern Kentucky mountains. 

He was all-state quarterback in football, as well 
as all-district and all-regional in basketball. His per- 
formances didn't go unnoticed as the University of 
Kentucky recruited him for the Wildcat blue. 

But, the tough mountain boy from Harlan Coun- 
ty quickly realized that the "big" city of Lexington 
didn't suit him, and he made his decision to wear 
maroon instead. 

Because he had not originally decided on East- 
ern, he became a walk-on that first year, although 
that situation changed quickly. In essence, he took 
his chances at Eastern that year, and became, ac- 
cording to many observers, the best quarterback ever 
to wear the maroon and white. 





.he 1941 Milestone wrote that Wyatt "has bee 
long recognized as one of the best quarterbacks ev« 
to play in the state of Kentucky." Forty-two year 
later, Dr. Fred Darling, chairman of the Health, 
Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics Depeli* 
ment at Eastern, a teammate on the 1940 undefeaU 
team, and a close observer of Eastern football sinc« 
that time, still thinks that "Spider" is perhaps the 

"I believe he is the best of all quarterbacks," D 
ling said. "He was a triple threat quarterback; he 
threw a soft and accurate pass, was a better than 
average kicker, and was a very slippery runner." 

Walt Mayer, also a teammate on that 1940 squ; 
echoes Darling's sentiments. "He was a walk-on at 
Eastern, but only for about five minutes." Mayer 
laughed. "He was cool-headed; he never got rattlec 
He played 60 minutes on offense and defense. Mo 
people don't remember that he was a good defensiv 
safety as well as a great leader at quarterback." 

The state papers also took notice of the man w 
seemed to have eight legs when he was being chase( 
by opposing defenses. 

Wrote Alex Bower in the Lexington Leader 
following a 39-7 drubbing of Transylvania. "Spide! 
. . . made himself at home by kicking, passing, run-' 
ning, and doing everything else that could be done 

Thurman and Bill Baldwin, president of the Fayette Couty 
Alumni Chapter, pose before the chapter's charter. 


(Far left) Thurman shares a moment with 
C. H. Gifford, '09, a member of the first 
graduating class, and a great benefactor of 
the University. 

with a football except turn it loose. He isn't quite a 
one-man football team, but he gives a pretty fair imi- 

The adjectives cropped up as the IVIaroons rolled 
from one victory to another with "Spider" at the 
helm. Some called him a "hula-hipped halfback," 
another called him a "fleet-footed swivel-hipped half- 
back," and through it all, he continued to live up to 
his billing as the "Benham Flash." 

The Louisville Courier-Journal wrote . . . "Coach 
Rome Rankin's Eastern Teachers College Maroons 
celebrated Homecoming Day by turning loose a run- 
ning and passing cyclone named Thurman . . ." 

Darling pointed out that during all his success, 
"Spider" called the plays himself because the coaches 
had supreme confidence in his ability to choose the 
right play for the right situation. 

Coach Charles "Turkey" Hughes, a long-time 
Eastern coach and teacher who was on Rome Rank- 
in's staff during those years, substantiated the fact. 
"He was one of the smartest quarterbacks we've had. 
He used his head ... he never got excited. He would 
work plays to perfection after reading a scouting re- 
port, and he could read defenses like nobody else." 

That 1940 team, by the way, went 8-0, allowed 
just four touchdowns, (shut out five opponents), 
scored 30 or more points in five of those games, and 
never put fewer than 20 points on the scoreboard 
themselves. The Maroon Men were 15-1 during 
Thurman's last two years at quarterback. 

During these years of gridiron glory, the foot- 
ball hero, as the song goes, "got along with a beauti- 
ful girl" by the name of Margaret Muncy. They dated 
secretly because Coach Rankin insisted that his play- 

ers concentrate on football, so after his graduation 
and subsequent enlistment in World War II which in- 
terrupted his master's work, they managed to get 
married on a three-day pass in November of 1942. 

Following the war, the "old" quarterback did not 
return to athletic competition, opting instead for the 
business world. But two short stints in business . . . 
in dry cleaning at Horse Cave and insurance for Blue 
Cross-Blue Shield . . . left him with the realization 
that what he once did best, he still did best, so he re- 
turned to Manchester where he and Margaret opened 
a general merchandise store and he began a winning 
basketball coaching career at Clay County High 


.hose same calming qualities that led to his success 
as a player also helped make him a winner as coach. In 
12 years he led the Clay County Tigers from Region 13 
to six appearances in the "Sweet Sixteen" State Tour- 

It was a time when emotion often carried parents 
and fans to extremes, but Spider Thurman never lost 
his cool. There were threats on the life of one of his 
players; bodyguards were assigned to keep feuding 
parents from doing harm to team members and each 

Three of the first Alumni Scholarships awarded in 1964 went 
to (from left) Stephen Michael Holt, Pamela Arnett, and Bill 
Raker. This spring, the Board of Regents approved the naming 
of future scholarships the J. W. Thurman Scholarships. 


"Spicier was popular with aliiniiii when 
he came in 1962. Me iiaci been a campus 
hero and was well-known. Durini; his 
work with ine, I have only praise lor him. 
His low key manner was always helpful 
to him in promotiu'; alumni altairs. 
Through the years, lie served in a very 
wonderful way as our alumni director. 
1 congratulate him on his retirement and 
wish him many happy years ahead." 

— Robert K. Martin, President Emeritus 

Kentucky's Poet Lauresj, 
Jesse Stuart, chats with 
"Spider" at the 1963 Ti 
State Alumni Chapter 
meeting in Ashland. 



other, but througfi it all, Margaret recalled, "He had a 
calming effect. 

"He rarely got upset on the court," she said. "He 
would stay calm and keep the fans under control, but 
he kept everything inside him. It would have been 
better if he'd have let it go. It actually affected him 
physically, and because of that, I encouraged him to 
leave coaching." 

Before he left Clay County, he had established 
himself as a kind of legend in the coaching world, 
mainly because of what she calls his "compulsion to 
work" coupled with what many had recognized as his 
talent to handle and motivate others. 

Joe Tom Gregory of Manchester played on his 
1953 Clay County team which was 35-0 before it lost 
by four points to Lexington Lafayette in the quarter- 
finals of the state tournament. 

"We were a rowdy bunch," he recalled. "We 
should have won it all. Spider made it happen. He 
taught us the fundamentals; he worked us hard, and 
his calm personality motivated us. We would have 
done anything for him." 

Shortly before he and Margaret left Clay County 
for Richmond, the people there showed their apprecia- 
tion by giving him a new automobile as a token of 
their appreciation. Even today, the Little League foot- 
ball championship game in Clay County is called "The 
Spider Thurman Bowl." 

But, in 1962, he, Margaret, and their two sons, 
Tommy and Scott, moved to Richmond where he be- 
came Director of Alumni Affairs and Executive Secre- 
tary of the Alumni Association. Since that time, he 
has used the same qualities in this job that he devel- 
oped on the field as quarterback and on the sidelines 
as coach. 

For the past 20 years, he has directed the dramatic 
growth of the Alumni Association which has increased 
tenfold since he arrived. 

Almost immediately, he set out to develop a sys- 
tem of alumni chapters in areas where Eastern alumni 
lived and worked. Groups were organized in Kentuc- 
ky, Florida, Ohio, and Washington, D.C., as alumni 
rallied around the man who still called the right plays. 

With this development of alumni chapters came in- 
creased financial support and an endowment which 
allowed the Alumni Association to initiate a scholar- 

ship program under his leadership. Since the mid-si 
ties, he has carefully nurtured this scholarship progi 
which has enabled promising, deserving students to 
finish their education. From that one scholarship 
awarded to Bill Raker in 1965, there are now some 
students receiving annual Alumni Scholarships frorr 
the association. 

Jimmy C. Rogers, '64, receives his pin from Thurman as t 
500th member of the Century Club. 

The chapters and scholarships meant more invoji 
ment by alumni in all areas, including an Executive 
Council which assumed new roles at Homecoming ai 
on Alumni Weekend each year. Active alumni in- 
creased dramatically; alumni giving rose to nearly 3C 
percent, a figure that is not often achieved anywhert 

Mrs. Mary Francis Richards, a retired professor c 
geography and for nearly 20 years Executive Directc 
of the Alumni Association, sees "Spider's" success a 
a natural development. 

"When he came to Eastern, he had the advantage 
of being well-known because of his football and 
coaching careers," she said. "But, beyond this, he 
kept the personal touch. He knew that alumni were 
people interested and concerned with other people. 
He is a gracious man who shows alumni that he's 
genuinely interested and concerned about them." 

Those who worked with him in the Alumni Asso 
elation honored him in 1976 for his "quiet, unassurr 
ing leadership." James Walters, then a member of th 


"Spider Thurman has all those qualities that you would want 
in a Director of Alumni Affairs — dedication, sincerity, even tem- 
perament and high character. 

I think he can take justifiable pride that during his tenure, the 
Alumni Association sponsored two capital fund drives-for the 
Chapel of Meditation and the Centennial Statue-and that the 
Alumni Merit Scholarship program was begun. 

He is one of the few individuals for whom I have never heard 
a negative remark and from whom I have never heard a disparag- 
ing remark about another." 

— J. C. Powell, President 

Spider chats with Leslie 
Anderson, '09, East- 
ern's first graduate. 

Council, recognized him as "one who continues to do 
so much and not take the credit himself." 

Don Feltner, Vice President for Public Affairs and 
Spider's immediate boss, reinforces Walters' assess- 
ment. "The Alumni Executive Council has been com- 
fortable with him because they know the kind of man 
he is," Feltner said. "He loves Eastern; he loves peo- 
ple, and he wanted to tell them first hand about his 
Alma Mater." 

"His mere presence has given credibility, not only 
to the Division of Alumni Affairs, but to the Univer- 
sity as a whole," Feltner continued. "He is a loyal, 
devoted friend whose sincerity is unmatched." 

Coach Hughes is as quick to compliment him as 
an administrator as he was as a quarterback. "He's a 
good strong, loyal individual," he said. "You'll find 
him on the right side of everything." 

Ethel Adams, of Jeff, a member of the Perry 
County Alumni Chapter and a long-time friend, cited 
the Chapel of Meditation as a kind of tribute to his 
efforts on behalf of the Alumni Association. "Spider 
has left his mark on EKU through his hard work on 
many projects, most especially the Chapel of Medita- 
tion," she said. "He is a kind and folksy person that 
brings out the best in everyone." 


'oach Rome Rankin's window, Katherine, 
remembered him as a "good quarterback," but also 
as a "special thoughtful person." 

Dr. Bill Berge, Director of the Oral History Center 
at EKU and a close friend, added to the accolades. 
"He's a gentlemen in the best sense of the word . . . 
the kindest man I've ever known. 

"He's added to the image of Eastern with his 
genuineness. And he can sell Eastern to a total 
stranger. I took him to a meeting with me once, 
and he ended up introducing people to me." 

There are, indeed, many dimensions to the web 
that"Spider" Thurman has been weaving over the 
years. The athlete, the patriotic young man who 
served in World War II and rose to the rank of Ma- 
jor while extending that service 21 years in the 
Air Force and Army reserves . . . the coach . . . the 
"Papa Spider" whose granddaughter took him to 
school so her classmates could see what a "Papa 
Spider" looked like ... a Director of Alumni Affairs 
who inspired with his quiet, unselfish leadership . . . 

And, in retirement, he will no doubt continue to 
develop other dimensions of his lifestyle . . . the 
gardener extraordinaire . . . the woodworker . . . 
fisherman accompanist (He goes with Margaret.) . . . 

It is, indeed, an intricate web he's woven over the 
years . . . one that has been so skillfully and beauti- 
fully spun in all directions that it touches the lives 
of literally thousands who have had the pleasure of 
watching the nicest "Spider" of all do his work . D 

(Above) Two stalwarts in the Perry County Alumni Chapter, 
John and Ethel Adams, stopped by the Alumni Office to look 
over an alumnus magazine in the spring of 1963. While hun- 
dreds of returning alumni visited in the Mulebarn at Arlington 
at a postgame reception (top), Thurman and "Piney" Fulker- 
son, an old friend, share some private moments on the patio. 






By Jack D. Frost 



'e're No. 1, And We Try 

No, this isn't a new slogan for a 
car rental agency, nor is it the battle 
cry of Eastern's national champion- 
ship football team. It is simply the 
watchword for the University's 
Baccalaureate and Associate Degree 
Nursing departments which con- 
tinue to claim bragging rights as 
the top producer of nurses in 

Under the leadership of Dr. 
Mary Sees, chair of the BSN depart- 
ment, and Polly Johnson, ASN 
chair, nursing education appears to 
have an even brighter future. Evi- 
dence of this fact can be seen in the 
staggering improvement that East- 
ern nursing students have shown 
on the State Board Examination, 
and the proposed development of a 
master's level program. 


When Sees first arrived in Rich- 
mond in August 1980, students' 
success rates were considerably be- 
low the national average. In fact, 
during that same year, EKU four- 
year nursing students only had a 70 
percent passage rate on the exam. 

"It was a very serious concern at 
the time," reflects Sees, "so we de- 
cided something had to be done to 
help our students." 

As she explained, the material 
covered in the examination was not 
reflective of what was being taught 
in the classroom. "So to assist our 
students in preparing for the state 
boards, we decided to present very 
intensified review sessions." 

And what was the result? In 
July, 1981, Eastern BSN students 
compiled a 93 percent passage rate 
(37 of 40 passed). In February of 
1982, 97 percent passed (30 of 
31), and that same figure was re- 
peated last July with 34 out of 35 

The ASN students, who have 
had the advantage of state board 
reviews, continue to show strong 
exam scores. In July, 1982, all 43 
students passed the state boards, 
while over the past two years 167 
of 173 two-year nursing students 
have passed for a 97 percent pas- 
sage rate. 

"We are very pleased with the 
results of recent exams and feel it 
is a strong reflection on the quality 
of Eastern's School of Nursing 
which received a six-year accredi- 
tation in 1979 from the National 
League for Nursing, a voluntary ac- 
crediting body which identifies 
outstanding education programs." 

Sees says that the four-year 
students should continue to score 
well now that the State Board Ex- 
am has been revised to more close- 
ly follow what is being taught in the 
baccalaureate nursing curriculum. 

While Eastern is proud of its 
status as the state's top producer of 
registered nurses, it cannot afford 
to sit back and rest on its laurels. 
Many, many more nurses are need- 
ed in the state. How many more? 
Well, a study of nursing manpower 
requirements completed by the 
Council of Higher Education's Ken- 
tucky Nursing Education Project 
reveals that a 37 percent increase 
in baccalaureate nurses will be 
needed by 1985. 

This fact presents somewhat of 

a problem for Sees, who says the 
baccalaureate program is unable t 
take any more students than at th 
present. "We accept about 60 stu 
dents twice a year (fall and spring 
semesters) into our program, and 
we take about 225 freshmen into 
our pre-baccalaureate program." 

"Realizing that we won't be 
able to accept larger numbers of 
students, we are going to be con- 
centrating on reducing attrition," 
said Sees, who has 27 years of pro 
fessional experience, including the 
past 14 as a college administrator 
"We will be taking a hard look at 
our student selection and academi 
advising processes. Those two arej 
are keys in curbing the attrition j 
rate." j 

On the other hand, Eastern's 2j 
sociate degree program, just like 
those across Kentucky and the res! 
of the nation, feels no pressure to 
produce more nurses. In fact, the 
Council's findings suggest a large 
overproduction of nurses preparec 
at the associate level. 

According to Johnson, the twc 
year associate degree program 
seems attractive to students becau 
it can be achieved in a shorter tim< 
span. She also says older students 
many of whom are married, make 
up a significant number of two-ye; 
degree students. "I believe you 
find more married students at the 
associate level because they feel it 
somewhat more important to earn 
degree as quickly as possible in 
order to provide financial support 
for their families." 

Whether a student elects to 
enter the two-year or four-year 
program also depends on a great 
number of other factors. If it is th 
student's goal to reach a decision 
making level, then she will want to 
choose the baccalaureate route if | 
at all possible. If a student has as- j 
pirations only for the technical sidi| 
of nursing at the bedside care level 
then the associate program will fit 
those needs. However, Johnson 
stresses that the associate degree 
program is a "terminal program" ir 
that it does have a limit of respon- 
sibility. "This is not to say that a 
two-year nursing graduate cannot 
further her education if she so de- 
sires," said Johnson. 

There was a period from 1972- 
74 when the supply of nurses at 
all levels was being met at the 



astern's nursing program is in good 
ands through the leadership of Dr. Mary 
ees, (right), chair of the Baccalaureate 
)egree Nursing department, and Polly B. 
ohnson, Associate Degree Nursing chair, 
he two have good reason to smile as 
Eastern continues to rank as the state's 
op producer of nurses. Sees has other 
easons to be pleased as the passage rate 
if four-year nursing students has im- 
iroved signficantly since she arrived on 
ampus in 1 980. 

lational level, but then the num- 
)ers began to decline. Johnson, 
vho came to EKU in August, 1982, 
ifter 12 years as department chair 
it Midway College, says the reason 
or the decline is simple to explain. 
'It was during the mid-70's that 
vomen began to discover new ca- 
eer alternatives. New doors began 
)pening for women in such fields 
IS business, law, politics, and pro- 
essional medicine." 

Today, we see a reverse in that 
rend. The nursing profession is 
)nce again an attractive field for 
vomen as salaries are becoming 
nore competitive and jobs are be- 
ng created with the boom in new 
lospital construction and out- 
)atient clinics. 

But while the trend is improv- 
ng on the national scale and in the 
netropolitan areas of the state, 
jees says the rural areas of Kentuc- 
;y are continuing to have difficulty 
n recruiting new nurses. She cites 
he Council's manpower study 
vhich says the problems of attract- 
ng nurses in these areas appear to 
)e socioeconomic--that is, there are 
nsufficient employment opportu- 
lities in business and agriculture for 
lurses' spouses. 

"There are tremendous career 
)pportunities for nursing graduates, 
)articularly those on the baccalau- 
eate and masters levels, in the Ap- 
)alachian region of the state, and 
ve are trying our best to let our 
tudents know of the need for nurs- 
ng professionals in Eastern Kentuc- 

ky and the self-satisfaction they can 
have in serving these areas," she 

Sees says it is somewhat en- 
couraging to note the large number 
of students from the rural areas 
who elect to return to their home 
communities after graduation. 

It is this joint concern over the 
career opportunities for its students 
and the welfare of the citizens of 
the Commonwealth that Eastern 
first developed its nursing program 
18 years ago. Eastern's nursing pro- 
gram is perhaps the best example of 
how the University has responded 
to its public service mission. 

The red-letter dates for the de- 
velopment of a nursing program at 
Eastern occurred in 1965, when the 
first class of associate degree nurses 
was admitted, and 1971, the year 
the first baccalaureate students were 
accepted. Perhaps a third date will 
be added if Eastern's proposed mas- 
ter's program in community nursing 
is approved. 

"The need for master's level 
preparation in nursing in Kentucky 
is well documented," says Sees. 
"The Council on Higher Educa- 
tion's subcommittee on Nursing Ed- 
ucation recommends that the num- 
ber of FTE (full-time equivalent) 
employed registered nurses pre- 
pared at the master's and doctoral 
degree levels should be increased by 
74 percent by 1985." 

At present, the burden of post- 
graduate nursing education is being 
shouldered by three state institu- 
tions~the University of Kentucky, 
the University of Louisville, and 
Murray State. Only UK's master's 
program is accredited. Collectively, 
the master's programs at these three 
schools offer advanced preparation 
in the clinical specialties of pedia- 
trics, medical-surgical nursing, nurs- 
ing midwifery, rural family health 
practitioner and community health, 
as well as preparation for teaching 
and administration. However, none 
of the universities offer the type of 
program proposed by Eastern. 

According to Sees, the master's 
program proposed in community 
nursing would provide for addi- 
tional career options in clinical 
specialization (community health 
nursing, occupational/industrial 
health nursing, or school health 
nursing); teaching; and administra- 

"There is no question about the 
need of nurses trained at the mas- 
ter's level," said Sees. "This state 
has nearly a 98 percent shortage in 
the number of registered nurses 
with master's degrees and 34 per- 
cent more nursing faculty with 
MSN degrees are needed. The 
Council's data clearly demonstrates 
a critical shortage of master's pre- 
pared nurses in the eight area de- 
velopment districts that comprise 
Eastern Kentucky." She says there 
is a total shortage of 609 full-time 
equivalent MSN RN's required to 
fill positions in these eight districts. 

The Council says this shortage 
of graduate degree level nurses 
means that many nurses are em- 
ployed in positions for which they 
have limited or no academic pre- 
paration, and questionable opportu- 
nity to acquire knowledge or per- 
fect skills. Eastern's Johnson says 
this is especially true of nurses 
trained at the associate degree level. 

The prospects for approval of 
Eastern's MSN program in commu- 
nity nursing appear very good, says 
Sees, who noted that the Council's 
1981 report said that the master's 
programs in Kentucky reported 
capacity enrollments. She said the 
proposed program would build on 
the present baccalaureate nursing 
program which began in 1971. 

The first students would be ad- 
mitted to the program in the 1984 
fall semester. Minimum qualifica- 
tions for admission will include: 
graduation from an accredited bac- 
calaureate program with an upper 
division major in nursing; a cumula- 
tive undergraduate GPA of 2.5 in 
nursing courses; an overall GPA of 
2.5; a score of 900 on the Graduate 
Record Examination; and profes- 
sional nurse licensure. Sees has pro- 
jected that the program will accept 
10 students during the first year; 25 
in 1985-86; and 15 to 20 in subse- 
quent years. 

The bottom line for Eastern's 
nursing program expansion can be 
summed up simply with one word- 
concern . . . concern for the pro- 
fessional needs of nurses in this re- 
gion of Kentucky . . . concern for 
the health needs of the public. 

Being No. 1 is a gratifying feel- 
ing. That's why those involved 
with Eastern's nursing program will 
always be trying harder to stay 
there. D 



Snatching destiny from the air, a flying Steve Bird 
(far right) goes for a first down in the relentless 
victory drive during the final minutes against 
Murray. Overcome with emotion at winning the 
Murray game. Coach Jack Ison is supported by a 
joyous Coach Tom Jones in the moments after the 




By Ron G.Wolfe 


Xhey were a team of destiny . . . chosen by Fate 
to go down in history for many reasons, not the least 
of which turned out to be a perfect 13-0 record, the 
second in Eastern's history — the first since the 8-0 
team of 1940. 

From the first kickoff, the 1982 version of Roy 
Kidd's Colonels were not really supposed to be that 
good. Being "that good," however, means something 
in Maroon, and it was apparent from the beginning 
that this team was special. Just how special would 
become evident as the season's drama unfolded as 
four games were televised on three networks, and 
three of those games were beamed into millions of 
homes around the country. 

It all started, of course, in the first game against 
South Carolina State when Allen Young blocked a 
punt in the last minute of play and Jamie Lovett 
kicked a field goal with 32 seconds left to give EKU 
a 20-19 win. 

It continued throughout the season and into the 
final national championship game in Wichita Falls, 
Texas, when Gus Parks blocked an attempted field 
goal by Delaware and Richard Bell scooped it up 
and ran 77 yards for a touchdown. Only moments 
before, CBS announcers had interviewed Bell's mother 
as she sat in the stands to watch her son's part in des- 
tiny's drama. 


[hat happened in between the first and the last 
was a Cinderella story that is every bit as exciting as 

the fairy tale, the only difference being the season 
really happened. 

It was a season to ponder, to talk about on any 
occasion, to conjecture, to replay on Channel 6 or 
in coffee conversation. 

Many remarked about the irony of the leadership! 
between the only two undefeated teams in Eastern 
history . . . how, like Moses, both quarterbacks had , 
come dovvn from the mountains (of eastern Ken- ; 
tucky) and led those who followed into the promised' 
land . . . two mountain lads, "Spider" Thurman of ' 
Benham in 1940, and "Tuck" Woolum of Pineville in' 
1982, who both possessed those qualities of leader- 
ship so essential to winning. 

Along about Homecoming and a 35-10 rout of a 
good Middle Tennessee team. Colonel fans began to 
sense that something almost extrasensory was going 
on, and later, John Merritt of Tennessee State, whose 
Tigers fell to the Colonels in the semi-final game of 
the playoffs, indirectly attributed the Colonels' 
success to Divine Providence. 

"Roy Kidd must go to church a lot," he said. 

In retrospect, Merritt's assessment may have been 
more than a desperate man's explanation of what 
should have been but wasn't. After all, Murray had 
been leading 20-14 with just over four minutes left to 
play and a national television audience watching 
when Quarterback Woolum engineered a final drive 
that featured three fourth-down plays and two sensa- 
tional catches by Steve Bird, one with 14 seconds re- 
maining which tied the game at 20. Lovett's extra 



The season was a consistent show of fundamental football. A 
Youngstown running back (left) was introduced to gang tack- 
ling while Tron Armstrong (above) gave Western a lesson in 

point kick won it — 21-20. 

It was an emotional experience bordering on 
the religious. 


.nd, there had been the Western game . . . the 
Hilltoppers and their devilish red ... it was supposed 
to be a close game; the men from Bowling Green were 
hoping to keep their playoff chances alive, and a win 
against EKU would have done that. 

But, it was not to be. The game was close as ex- 
pected, and since the Colonels had not won at Bowl- 
ing Green in 14 years. Western fans naturally felt 
that history should and could repeat itself. 

But, by this time, six games into the season, loyal 
Colonel followers knew something was up ... or per- 
haps up there . . . the opponents called her Lady 
Luck . . . others called it Divine Intervention . . . Eas- 
tern players and fans called it Pride . . . but by any 
name, it meant winning. 

Eastern 35. Western 21. 


he sun continued to shine, even in Florida when 
a winless Central Florida team played the game of 
their lives . . . and lost to the Colonels 26-14. 

And the season ended with Morehead coming to 
Richmond, talking about a victory which would have 
been their first in more than a decade. Eagle players 
told reporters Morehead was going to do it, and no 
doubt at some time in the future, they will. 

But, not in 1982 . . . not against a team of des- 

Eastern 20. Morehead 3. 

The moment of truth lay ahead, some said. The 
playoffs will be different. 

The University of Idaho came from Big Sky 
Country to Hanger Field to see if they could be the 
first team in five years to beat the Colonels on famil- 
iar turf. They featured an aerial attack much like 
Idaho State had a year ago that puzzled the '81 
Colonels and left them as runnersup in Wichita Falls. 

But, the fickle finger of Fate once again pointed 
toward Richmond as Anthony Jones intercepted an 
Idaho pass within the last minute of play to preserve 
the victory. 

Eastern 38. Idaho 30. 


'urely the Colonels, who spent 11 games playing 
just well enough to win, could not handle the mam- 
moth Tennessee State Tigers, who came to town with 
speed, depth, talent and the confidence to match. 
After all, they had averaged more than 30 points per 
game, and with two good quarterbacks and a version 
of the Incredible Hulk at fullback, they had run 
roughshod over opponents all year. Only one tie 
marred their otherwise perfect record. 

But, a brilliant defensive effort tamed the Tigers, 
who were held 100 yards below their game average 
and 26 points below their usual per game production. 

Eastern 13. Tennessee State 7. 



Randy Taylor (below) makes like an immovable wall as a befuddled 
Blue Hen player vainly seeks a way around the Colonel obstacle. 
Nicky Yeast (right, bottom) makes a solid block to provide an open- 
ing for twisting Anthony Johnson to carry the ball into Delaware's 
territory. Perched atop the shoulders of his victorious Colonels, a 
jubilant Coach Roy Kidd (right, top) is taken for a victory ride. 



By now, it was obvious that the thirteenth game 
of the season might have been unlucky for some 
teams . . . but not the Colonels. It was for the nation- 
al Division l-AA crown, the first perfect season in 42 
years, and despite Delaware's insistence that they 
were "the better team," destiny prevailed. 

Eastern 17. Delaware 14. 


'o, how do you take a quarterback who hadn't 
played enough in three previous seasons to work up a 
good sweat ... an offensive line that had more holes 
in it than good Swiss cheese ... a defensive backfield 
that had three of four starters gone via graduation . . . 
and have an undefeated season? 

You work hard, move some people around in key 
positions and then you let Pride or Providence do the 

"This team just knows how to win," some said. 

"They always make it close and then do what 
they have to do to come out on top," said one coach. 

But, there are many who experienced the season 
who'l! tell you that these Colonels were winners from 
that first flip of the coin on September 4 . . . that 
they could have been declared 13-0 back then and 
skipped the season . . . that some unseen power had 
already determined them champions. 



'f course, they were winners on that first game J 
day . . .they achieved the perfection that is so rare in^ 
college football, and luckily for those who watched 
the drama unfold game after game, they had to finish 
the season anyway . . . 

But, they were a team of destiny ... a team that 
couldn't lose . . . 

Perhaps Coach Tubby Raymond of Delaware saic 
it best . . . "Somebody has to lose," he said. "And 
unfortunately, today, it had to be us." 

Yes, in retrospect, there is no doubt, it HAD to 
be that way . . . D 



I he time-worn phrase "an 
apple for the teacher" has taken 
on a new meaning in recent years 
at Eastern Kentucky University 
iwith the advent of the age of the 
computer. The modernday 

meaning is that the teacher now 
has a computer of the brand 
known as Apple. 

Whether it's an Apple or Atari 
or a Tl 99/4A or any of the nu- 
merous other micro-computers 
which have deluged the market in 
recent months, the message is still 
the same — the Computer Age has 
arrived. What began with a drop 
in the price of pocket calculators 
to an easily affordable level in the 
parly 70's has continued — but 
With greater fervor — in the com- 
puter rage. Lowered prices and 
the development of more ways in 
which the computer can be used 
in everyday life have brought it 
from the obscurity of the re- 
search laboratory and accounting 
department into the glare of pub- 
lic light as a commonplace consu- 
mer product. 

Computers have now become 
an accepted fixture on the educa- 
tional scene, including Eastern. 
The University has always taken a 
great deal of pride in providing 
academic programs which are 
meaningful and which serve a def- 
inite need of society, specifically 
the job market. The provision of 
instruction in the computer area 
meets this requirement. 

Three of the University's aca- 
demic departments offer instruc- 
tion on some aspect of the compu- 
ter field, a fact which surprises 
some observers. The departments 
include Industrial Education and 
Technology, Finance and Business 
Systems, and Mathematical Sci- 

"The presentation of instruc- 
tion by three academic depart- 
ments is perfectly natural, once 
you recognize the difference in 
the focus of the three departments 
involved," explains Dr. Marijo Le- 
Van, chair of the Mathematical 
Sciences department. "Our stu- 
dents are working toward a degree 
in computer science and are most- 
ly concerned with the software, 
that is, the programming which 
instructs the computer on the 
tasks it is to perform. On the 

other hand, the students in the 
computer electronics technology 
program of the Industrial Educa- 
tion and Technology department 
are mostly concerned with hard- 
ware, the equipment which uses 
the programs our students create." 

Dr. Clyde Craft, lET chair, 
agrees, but qualifies his concur- 
rence, saying, "The days of the 
'bench repairman' are over. No 
longer can we prepare students for 
jobs in the computer field where 
they will stand at their work 
station and repair the equipment 
which is brought to them. To- 
day's technician must know more 
than just the equipment; he must 
also have some degree of know- 
ledge about computer languages 
and programming. The function- 
ing of the equipment and the soft- 
ware which causes it to operate 
properly are too closely inter- 
woven for an effective technician 
to focus solely on one and ignore 
the other. He must have some 
knowledge of computer lan- 

Dr. Virgil Brewer, whose 
Finance and Business Systems de- 
partment instructs computer infor- 
mation systems majors, identifies 
end usage as the major focus of his 
department's instruction. "Our 
students not only need to be able 
to write computer programs, but 
they also need a thorough know- 
ledge of business where the com- 
puters will be used. Without 
knowing the computer's business 
world application, the students 
won't be able to write effective 
business programs. The two go 

When asked what spurred the 
recent explosion of public interest 
in personal computers, the chairs 
of each of the three departments 
responded almost unanimously. 
"Microchips," they proclaimed, 
"made it all possible." Prior to 
the development of the thin, 
microscopic pieces of electronic 
circuitry, the size of such electron- 
ic items was exceedingly large 
and the prices were prohibitively 
expensive. Pocket calculators, for 
example, were only made possible 
by the development of the micro- 
chip. But it wasn't until they 
were mass produced that the price 
of the calculators dropped from 




By Warren J. English 

Making changes to a computer program, 
an Eastern student keys in the modifica- 
tions as the program scrolls up the 
screen of the monitor. 

about $300 in the early 70's to 
today's mexpensive $10 price tag. 
Another not-to-be-ignored in- 
fluence on the increase use of 
computers is the growing popular- 
ity of home video games. The 
phenomenal expansion of that 
aspect of the silicon chip, home 
entertainment consumer industry 
has produced an even greater de- 
mand for the miniscule electronic 
modules . . . this, in turn, has con- 
tributed to even lower prices. 





The computer industry's in- 
satiable demand for faculty to 
provide instruction on its intrica- 
cies has not been without its con- 
comitant problems at Eastern. 

Dr. Craft describes the ex- 
treme volatility of computer 
knowledge as a major challenge 
for the faculty. They must con- 
stantly work to keep themselves 
abreast in the latest technological 
developments or they will find 
themselves "quickly obsolescent." 
As a matter of fact, he points out, 
changes are taking place so rapidly 
in certain areas of industry that 
the faculty members are teaching 
"directly out of industry" into 
the classroom without waiting for 
the slow, time-consuming process 
of the development of texts. "It's 
much too slow," he explains. He 
cites CAD/CAM, an acronym for 
Computer Aided Design/Compu- 
ter Aided Manufacture, which has 
been used in the design of some 
model automobiles, from the cal- 
culation of structural strength and 
wind tunnel performance to the 
outward appearance of the vehi- 

Dr. Brewer identifies similar 
problems, saying that computer 
applications in the business field 
are "changing so rapidly that it's 
difficult for instructors to keep 
themselves up to speed with the 
newer computer applications." 

Dr. LeVan cites her greatest 
problem as keeping up with the 
demand for sufficient computer 
scientists, while at the same time 
maintaining adequate control. 
She describes her department's 
faculty as being deeply involved in 
teaching various aspects of com- 
puter-related classes. 

The goal of each of the three 
academic chairs is to produce 
graduates who can perform effec- 
tively in the job market . . . and 

Yard-long printouts of computer pro- 
grams cascade down the back of the 
console as an Eastern student keys in 
more of the instructions. 

they feel they've succeeded. 
LeVan, for example, holds up the 
graduates' reputation in the five 
years since the computer science 
major has existed at Eastern. She 
describes them as "highly ranked 
by the various industries which 
have hired them" in states ranging 
from New York and Florida to 
Texas and Washington. 

Craft boasts proudly of the 
placement of no less than 14 EKU 
graduates in the Silicone Valley, 
the area south of San Francisco 
famed as the center of the compu- 
ter industry. "This is no minor 
accomplishment," he said, "and 
it speaks well of our graduates." 

Brewer points to the tremen- 
dous appetite of the job market 
for his computer information 
systems graduates. "The job mar- 
ket gobbles them up just as soon 
as they graduate. No matter how 
quickly we produce them, we'll 
never be able to keep up with the 
demand. It's estimated that by 
1990 there will be about 120,000 
unfilled CIS jobs." 

As for the future, all three de- 
partment leaders look forward 
with great expectation. "It will 
be a great challenge," says Brewer. 
"We've got to anticipate trends 
well enough that we can prepare 
our students for what lies ahead of 
them once they enter the job mar- 


LeVan exclaims, "What h; 
the computer NOT done! It h; 
already taken us into the plasjf 
society. It's hard to imagi ( 
where it will take us next." 

Craft concludes that "chans 
is inevitable. The computer isi 
new outlet — a new tool which h; 
expanded the creative ability ■ 

There are some, however, w\\ 
fail to count the silicone chip asi 
blessing. They ask about the nee t 
five effects of computer arcad; 
on the youth of today. Will tl: 
rabidity of the fans of Pac M; 
and Space Invaders wane wi1 
time, a mere passing fancy? ( 
should the preoccupation with tl 
games be fought as a habit-forr 
ing leisure activity which 
injurious to the mental health i 
our nation's youngsters? 

This issue has been examine 
by Peter Favaro, a Long Islar 
psychologist who has been stud 
ing the influence of video gami 
on children. Portions of his r 
port, published in the Octob( 
1982 edition of COMPUTE! mai 
azine, address the effectivene 
of video games in the developmet 
of skills. Of three groups ( 
youngsters — two playing vide 
games and one playing a penc 
and paper maze game — tl" 
groups playing the video gam( 
showed a marked improvemerj 
in hand-eye coordination. The^ 
skills, however, did not transfer t 
maze playing, thus seeming t 
establish that "children who plal 
video games only get better a 
playing video games." Favar 
only touched on video gam; 
"addiction," but in a thought-pro 
voking way. He questioned th 
preoccupation of the public wit 
concerns over the addictiveness o 
video games, saying that a chi 
who "practices dribbling a baskef 
ball nine hours a day" is in just a 
much trouble as the youngste 
who is constantly at the control 
of an arcade machine. 

But much more must be com 
sidered before the final judgemen 
However, Eastern and its faculty 
will continue to regard the compu 
ter as a device which enables mat 
to expand his horizons. 

Eastern is firmly ensconced ir 
the Computer Age.D 



the eastern chronicle 



)y Jack D. Frost 

Eastern's cooperative education pro- 
)ram has undergone recent expansion as a 
:esult of a $552,467 federal grant, 
iccording to division director Kenneth 
\loah. The funds received last fall cover 
he first two years of the three-year grant. 
Noah says the federal government 
las allocated money to 260 co-op pro- 
jrams across the nation, but Eastern is 
pnly one of nine universities to receive 
iuch a substantial amount as part of a 
"omprehensive Demonstration Grant that 
will serve to show the U.S. Office of Ed- 
ucation and other colleges and universi- 
]ties how to develop a comprehensive pro- 
i3ram with an optional one. 

"Although there is no clear-cut defi- 
'lition in the federal guidelines of what 
izomprehensive means, having 1,500 to 
|2,500 Eastern students on co-op would 
,:onstitute a comprehensive cooperative 
,3ducation program," said Noah. 
' The Grant has allowed Noah to es- 
'tablish four new positions in the division. 
INamed as the assistant director is Donald 

E. Foster, a Master's of Public Adminis- 
tration graduate from Eastern. Two job 
developers now on staff are Henry C. 
Kenney, an EKU graduate, and Anita 
Crosthwaite, a Morehead State graduate. 
Janet Donato, a University of Kentucky 
graduate, serves as a career counselor. 

At the time the grant was awarded, 
Eastern had 700 students enrolled in co- 
op study, but that figure is expected to 
triple during the next three years. 

Cooperative education offers stu- 
dents the opportunity to gain practical 
experience through on-the-job training. 
Eastern's program is designed to allow 
students a choice In co-oping full or part- 
time. Students who elect to work a full 
eight-hour shift can earn six to eight 
hours of academic credit, while those 
who desire to carry a class load in addi- 
tion to an outside job earn less credit. 

Since its inception in 1975, Eastern's 
co-op program has placed about 3,000 
students in outside employment. 

Island Creek Donates $4,000 To 
Coal Mining Administration Program 

Island Creek Coal Company with cor- 
porate headquarters in Lexington has do- 
nated $4,000 to Eastern's College of 
Business for use by the Coal Mining Ad- 
ministration department. According to 

Old friends got together at the Greater Louisville Area Chapter meeting in October to 
welcome Dr. and Mrs. Powell and see a slide presentation on recent campus changes 
(left), and at Northern Kentucky University in December prior to the EKU - Northern 
basketball game (right). Similar receptions and chapter meetings are held throughout 
the year to keep alumni in touch with their Alma Mater. 


October 22, 1983 
at Hanger Field 

Kent Royalty, director of the CMA pro- 
gram, the funds will be used to provide 
scholarships for coal mining administra- 
tion majors and to help meet administra- 
tive expenses of the program. 


John D. Black, a junior majoring in indus- 
trial electronics, receives a scholarship 
check from Wayne Pinkstaff, Personnel 
Manager of Parker Seals of Berea. Look- 
ing on are Eastern President J. C. Powell 
(seated) and Dr. John D. Jenkins, Black's 
advisor in the College of Applied Arts and 
Technology. The scholarship was estab- 
lished by the Berea industry under the 
University's Margin for Excellence pro- 
gram. Each year, Parker Seals contributes 
money for a scholarship which is awarded 
to a junior who meets certain academic 
and financial requirements. 

MPA Program Approved For 
Substantial Conformity Roster 

Eastern's Master of Public Adminis- 
tration degree in the Department of Poli- 
tical Science has been approved for in- 
clusion on the National Roster of Pro- 
grams in Substantial Conformity with 
National Association of Schools of Public 
Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) 
MPA Standards. 

EKU's MPA program was among 11 
approved in 1982, bringing the number of 
approved programs to 62, representing 
approximately 30 percent of the total 
number of NASPAA programs. NASPAA 
is an institutional membership organiza- 
tion of 223 schools, departments, and 
programs which offer work in public 
affairs, public administration, public 
policy, and closely related fields. Ap- 
proximately 190 of those programs offer 
the masters degree. 


EKU Registration Enters 
The Computer Age 

No longer will students at Eastern 
face the grim prospect of long lines for 
regular registration or having to trudge to 
department offices all over campus to se- 
cure class cards as they had under the old 
system of pre-registration. 

Under a computerized registration 
system which began in November, EKU's 
registration process will be greatly simpli- 
fied. What once took at least half an 
hour will be reduced to only 10 minutes 
as the University eliminates the crowds 
and chaos of the former "arena" registra- 

Dr. Joseph Schwendeman, dean of 




Eastern President J.C. Powell (right) and Dr. Joseph Schwendeman, dean for undergrad- 
uate studies, took a look at a computer terminal screen early this week as the University 
Initiated Its computer registration for the spring semester. With the new registration 
system, students will no longer be faced with the long lines of arena registration or the 
walks across campus to secure class cards under the old pre-registratlon procedure. 
About 700 students a day can be registered In the new registration center in the Combs 

The great great-grandchildren of Abraham Lincoln's sister-in-law, Mrs. Margaret Todd 
Kellogg, presented EKU President J. C. Powell (second from left) with a rare Lincoln 
letter for preservation in the University Archives. The great grandchildren are, from 
left: Clark Kellogg Orttenburger, Richmond; Mrs. Alice Alfont, Owensboro, and Mrs. 
Louise Lacazette, Versailles. Another letter recently added to the Archives collections 
Is one from Thomas Jefferson to Madison Countlan General Green Clay, father of 
Cassius Clay. 

ing process, "fii 
anned curriculurn 
ill be required tj 

undergraduate studies, says the new reg 
tration system is quite simple. "Ho> 
ever," he adds, "a number of chang 
from the previous system will be conft 
Ing to those students familiar with th 

The first student routed through tl 
new registration system on November 1 
will no longer be required to comple 
the packet of registration cards. In I 
place, students will receive a Demogr 
phic Data Form, containing pre-print« 
information on the student. "This u 
datable, one-page form is a welcome su 
stitution for the old packet," sa 

A second change under the new syr 
tem Involves the advising '-"•"■-occ ••ci 
students, those with pla 
and those without, wil 
make an appointment with their advise] 
and secure a signed registration form b* 
fore being allowed to register." 1 

No longer will students with mi( 
term grade deficiencies or those on pn 
bation be penalized as they were in tt 
previous pre-registration system. "Ever; 
one is eligible to register before the fa 
semester is completed." 

Eastern Hosts Kentucky 
Masters Swim Meet 

Eastern served as the site for th 
Kentucky Masters Fall Short Cours 
Swim Meet in November 

To be eligible, all swimmers mu! 
have registered with United States Ma; 
ters Swimming, Inc. There was a 2C 
event schedule available at this meet fo 
participants with six age groups, beginr 
ing at age 25 and running through thos 
persons 75 years of age or older 

"We were pleased to have been abl 
to help host this meet," said EKU hea 
swimming coach Dan Lichty. "We be 
lieve the exposure of having this evenj 
here will help our overall program, anj 
we're happy to have them here." ' 

Each swimmer was eligible to swim I 
maximum of five individual events pel 
day, plus relays. Each event was seedei, 
by the submitted time of each swimmerl 
with the fastest heats first. More thaii 
100 swimmers from the surroundini 
states of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, an<| 
Tennessee attended. , 

The two-day meet, held in the Dori 
Combs Natatorium at EKU, was spon! 
sored by the Kentucky Local Masterl 
Swim Committee. 

Lilley Cornett Woods Registered 
As National Natural Landmark 

A ceremony to dedicate Lilley Cor 
nett Woods in Letcher County as a Regis 
tered National Natural Landmark wa: 
held in August. Lilley Cornett Woods i: 
one of the natural areas protected anc 
managed by Eastern's Division of Natura 
Areas under the direction of Dr. Williarr 
H. Martin. 

Taking part in the ceremony was 
Charles Schuler, U.S. Department of the 
Interior, National Park Service, Atlanta 
Wesley Leishman, National Park Service, 
Cumberland Gap Historical Park; and Dr. 



J.C. Powell, EKU president. A plaque 
was placed in Lilley Cornett Woods to 
commemorate the event. 

' The Woods is a preserved remnant of 
the forests that once covered all of the 
slopes of the Cumberland Plateau and 

.Mountains of eastern Kentucky. Several 

.plant communities, numerous wlldflowers 

^and shrubs, and over 700 breeding pairs 
of birds can be found in Lilley Cornett 

The area is named for the late Lilley 
Cornett who purchased the first of five 

|tracts that today comprise the Woods. 

'Cornett loved the forest and refused to 
allow one living tree to be cut. When 

'he passed away, the woods were left to 
his children, who, like their father, re- 
fused to let the timber be cut. 

In July 1969, the State acquired title 

'to the area and gave Eastern responsibi- 

'lity for protecting and managing the area. 
The University uses the Woods for ad- 
vanced ecological research and instruction 

jin related college-level courses. 

;Two Receive Honorary Degrees 
iAt Summer Commencement 


Eastern conferred honorary degrees 
upon University of Illinois vocational and 
technical education professor Dr. Rupert 
N. Evans and distinguished author Charles 
Bracelen Flood of Richmond during its 
'summer commencement program in Au- 

- Evans, who delivered the commence- 
,ment address to about 600 graduates, re- 
ceived the honorary degree Doctor of 
Laws. He has been nationally recognized 
for his distinguished service as an educa- 
'tor in the field of vocational and techni- 
cal education. He received his undergrad- 
'uate degree from Indiana State and 

earned both the masters and doctorate 
from Purdue University. Evans has re- 
ceived honorary degrees from Purdue and 
Eastern Michigan University. 

Flood, who holds the B.A. degree 
from Harvard, received the honorary de- 
gree Doctor of Letters. Since moving to 

Officials from Eastern and the U.S. De- 
partment of the Interior's National Park 
Service were on hand Aug. 1 , at Lilley 
Cornett Woods in Letcher County to 
mark the 550-acre forest a national 
natural landmark. EKU President J. C. 
Powell, right, receives a plaque commem- 
orating the event from Charles Schuler, 
U.S. Dept. of Interior, Atlanta Region. 

Richmond during the mid-70's. Flood has 
been active and productive friend of the 

He has received the following awards 
and honors: Houghton-Mifflin Literary 
Award, 1953, for Love is a Bridiic; Senior 
Fulbright Award for study in Taiwan, 
1963; and the 1976 American Revolution 
Round Table Award for Rise, and Fight 
Again. His most recent book, Lee, The 
Last Years, on the postwar years of 
Robert E. Lee, has already won him high 
praise. Flood is presently working on his 
next book~the early years of Adolf Hit- 

Calkin Named Kentucky 
Gymnastics Judge Of The 'Vear 

Eastern's former men's gymnastics 
coach Dr. Jerry Calkin has been named 
1982 "Judge of the Year" for the state of 
Kentucky. The award is made on the 
basis of a vote of the National Gymnas- 
tics Judges Association membership. 

Active in judging in Kentucky for the 
past 10 years, Calkin published numerous 
articles in the area of gymnastics, includ- 
ing a number on gymnastics judging. 

Jennifer Bertram 
Receives $500 Scholarship 

Jennifer Ann Hale Bertram, a sopho- 
more medical assisting technology major 
from Columbia, has been awarded a $500 
Maxine Williams Scholarship from the 
American Association of Medical Assis- 
tants Endowment. 

The scholarship is awarded to help 
finance her final year of work toward an 
associate degree at Eastern. She is mar- 
ried to Charles Bertram, also of Colum- 
bia, who is working toward a Master of 
Business Administration degree. 



' Martha Eades' life is reminiscent of 
the old movie, "Cheaper By the Dozen," 

^and although she is five children short, 
her determination and philosophy of life 

I still make for a compelling script. 

When she graduated from Bryan Sta- 

(tion High School in Lexington seventeen 

lyears ago, she did what girls were sup- 
posed to do. . .she married and started a 

Over the years she worked as a book- 
keeper in the family business, an electri- 
cal contracting company run by her hus- 
band, and this, coupled with her responsi- 
bilities as a mother, kept her on the run. 

Then, 15 years and seven children 
later, her life changed abruptly when her 
husband left, and she was faced with the 

I sole responsibility of rearing her three 

■sons and four daughters. 

' "He left when Jamie (the youngest) 
was three months old," she said. "It was 
a time when I didn't have a whole lot of 
choices, but one that I did have was going 
back to school, so I decided to do it." 

She started at Morehead, but trans- 
ferred to Eastern as she pursued a degree 
in accounting. "I decided to major in 
accounting because somewhere down the 
line, I'll be responsible for the education 

of seven children, and financially, 
accounting seemed to be the best choice 
to help me do that. Plus, I'd had some 
experience in the family business," she 

So, Martha Eades came back to 
school, an older and wiser student who 
arranged her classes on two days each 
week, spent long hours at night studying, 
gave up any semblance of a social life, 
and learned more than any textbook or 
professor could teach her. 

"Life doesn't go by the book," she 
smiled. "When I look at things now, I 
realize that my ex-husband is doing what 
he wants to do and I'm doing what I have 
to do. 

"And, I've learned that if you can 
turn your back on your responsibilites, 
you can be free, but I can't do that, 

"I guess you could say I've learned a 
lot of lessons that I really didn't need to 
learn, but I've grown from them, so in the 
long run, they'll be important to me." 

Her children range in ages from 3 to 
15 years, from pre-school to high school. 
They've been great," she smiles. "I'm not 
there every minute, but we have a disci- 
plined home life where they all do their 

particular chores. Once when I came 
home from school, one of them said, 
'Look Mom, we're cleaning up the house 
for you.' No, I told them, you're clean- 
ing up the house for YOU!" 

Another lesson that Mrs. Eades has 
learned is the value of friends. "My fami- 
ly and friends have helped me so much," 
she said. "My sister-in-law keeps the pre- 
school children on Tuesdays and Thurs- 
days when I'm in class. I would never 
have made it without them." 

Through it all, she has maintained a 
3.67 grade point average along with her 
sanity and a well-deserved sense of 
accomplishment. "Every now and then I 
have the urge to go somewhere and be by 
myself for two days or so, but I never 
do." she said. 

The times have been rough, but 
Martha Eades is ready to launch out on 
her new career soon. She's scheduled to 
graduate next year in accounting; then it 
will be job hunting, and hopefully work. 

Her scenario at Eastern has had its 
ups and downs, but she's determined that 
it will have a happy ending. "I'll make 
it," she smiles. "There are at least seven 
good reasons why I have to."D 



1. EKU Pewter Mug 

2. EKU Pewter Necklace 

3. EKU Pewter Key Chain 
$5.00 each 

5. EKU Pewter Coasters 
$25.00 set of four 

6. EKU Pewter Paperweight 

4. EKU Pewter Christmas 
$25.00 set of four 
$7.00 each 

7. EKU Pewter Ash Tray 

8. Colonel Football Print 
by Steve Ford, 19"x26" 
$20.00; $60.00 matted 
and framed 


9. EKU Central Campus 
by James McBride 
20"x24"; $30.00 color, 
$12.00 black and white 

10. The Campus Beautiful 
by Michael Hardesty 
30"x20"; $15.00 


11. Summer Susans by 2 
Comett, 12'/4"x24'/4 

12. EKU Boston Rockeil 

13. EKU Captain's Chair* 



I J^astem abounds in natural beauty. Across the 

campus are numerous spots where the beauties of na- 
ture and architectural variety merge to produce a pleas- 
ing effect. The campus and buildings of Eastern tell a 
tale~a story which goes back to the birth of the Univer- 
sity's predecessor in 1874 and extends through the years 
as it grew eind prospered and reached its maturity. 

All these places and milestones in history are re- 
corded and preserved for all time in the University's 
Alimini Collections where they can be enjoyed by 
Alumni, faculty, and friends of Eastern. Whether it's 
pewter or prints or chairs or any of the other items still 
on the drawing board, there is certain to be something 
that will meet your needs. 

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3. EKU Pewter Key Chain $5.00 

4. EKU Pewter Christmas $25.00 set 

Ornaments (set of four) 

Keen Johnson Building $7.00 

Towers of Eastern $7.00 

Old Central $7.00 

Coates BuUding $7.00 

5. EKU Pewter Coasters $25.00 set 

(set of four) 

6. EKU Pewter Paperweight $11.00 

7. EKU Pewter Ash Tray $15.00 

8. Colonel Football Print $20.00 
Colonel Football Matted & 

Framed $60.00 

9. EKU Central Campus (color) $30.00 
EKU Central Campus $12.00 

(black & white) 

10. The Campus Beautiful $15.00 

11. Summer Susans (limited $20.00 


12. EKU Boston Rocker $110.00 

13. EKU Captain's Chair $110.00 


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Shipping for items 12 & 13 will be charged to 
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Steve Bird 

Alex Dominguez 

Chris Taylor 

Six EKU Colonels received 1982 
post-season All-American recognition, 
headed by senior flanker Steve Bird who 
was chosen on Kodak's first-team All- 
American squad. 

Bird, who was also selected by the 
league coaches as the '82 Ohio Valley 
Conference Most Valuable Player on 
Offense, was also a second-team Associ- 
ated Press All-American pick. He caught 
63 passes for 1,056 yards and 10 touch- 
downs, while also running for an addi- 
tional 69 yards and one score in '82. 

Senior linebacker Alex Dominguez, 

who was the team's leading tackier with 
69 tackles and 64 assists, and senior 
offensive guard Chris Taylor were second- 
team AP All-American picks for '82. 

Receiving honorable mention AP All- 
American notice were senior defensive 
tackle Randy Taylor (44 tackles, 35 
assists); senior quarterback Tuck Woolum 
(137-254 passes for 1,923 yards and 14 
TD's); and junior tight end Tron Arm- 
strong (38 catches for 475 yards and four 

All six Colonels were first-team All- 
OVC selections for 1982. 

EKU'S Women's Cross Country 
Team Champions Of OVC 

Eastern's 1982 women's cross coun- 
try team won the Ohio Valley Conference 
Championship in early November. 

EKU won with 35 points, while 
Murray State finished second with 44. 
Austin Peay (73), Middle Tennessee (92), 
and Morehead State (123) were the other 
teams competing. 

"Murray gave us a real challenge. We 
were very pleased with the way we com- 
peted," said Eastern coach Rick Erd- 

Diane Stewart (MU) finished first in 
18:50 over the three-mile course. Second 
went to the Colonels' Maria Pazarentzos 
in 19:06. Third was Deanna Dennison 
(MU) in 19:10. Fourth went to Sharon 
Johnson (MT) in 19:12. Fifth was Mary 
Johnson (AP) in 19:25. These five made 
the AII-OVC team. 

EKU's Lisa Renner finished sixth 
with a time of 19:27. Eighth, ninth, and 
tenth went to Eastern's Barb Wildermuth 
(19:33), Ellen Barrett (19:41), and Linda 
Davis (19:49), respectively, giving the 
Colonels five of the top 10 finishers. 

"We ran well as a group. The 43- 
second gap beiween our first and fifth 


runners was the key to our success," said 

EKU's Paula Garrett finished 14th in 
a time of 20:12, while Eve Combs fin- 
ished 17th with a time of 20:51. 

Georgia Standout Is EKU's 
First Basketball Signee 

Michael Saulsberry, a 6-7, 201 pound 
senior at Baldwin High School in Mill- 
edgeville, Ga., has signed a national letter 
of intent to play basketball at Eastern. 

As a junior, Saulsberry averaged 14 
points and nine rebounds a game as he 
helped lead Baldwin H.S. to a 26-4 record 
and third place in Georgia 4-A. His high 
school coach, James Lunsford, said Sauls- 
berry was recruited by 150 schools before 
narrowing his choices to four universities. 

"Michael, who is 18, has developed 
tremendously over the last two years and 
should be one of the top players in the 
South this year. I think he is a real super 
kid and has his best years ahead of him," 
said Lunsford, who added this is only 
Saulsberry's third year of organized 

Last year he was named to the All- 
County team and an All-State honorable 
mention. During the summer he was 

impressive in camps and was natned 
the All-Star teams at both of the pre«| 
gious B.C. Camps in Georgia and also 
the Super Sports Camp. He has be! 
ranked as one of the 30 best big men|i 
the south by Bill Cronauer. 

EKU Coach Max Good says he is 
tremely pleased to sign Saulsberry a 
credits the recruiting efforts of assistal: 
coach John Ferguson for landing t^ 
Georgia prep standout. | 

"Saulsberry comes from an excelle': 
high school program which stresses disl- 
pline, team play, and tough defense," scj 
Good. "He has the potential for mc» 
growth and could become one of the t''! 
players ever signed by Eastern." ' 

Several School And Individual \ 

Records Set In Winning National Till 

The 1982 EKU Colonels footb; 
team, national champions in the NCAA 
Division l-AA with its 17-14 victory ovj 
Delaware in the Pioneer Bowl, rewroi 
the school record book in several catagcf 
ies, both team and Individual, during t* 
past season. I 

Seventeen seniors closed out thtj- 
collegiate careers in grand fashion, spot 
ing a 13-0 record this past season ancl 
46-7 record during the past four years. I 

"This whole season has been surpr 
ing," said EKU head coach Roy Kid 
"But I certainly don't want to take an 
thing away from our young men. Eai| 
and every one of them gave a terri1| 
effort. They believed in themselves ar 
went out and proved that they were tl 
best team in our division week aft 
week. You have to like a team like that 

School records set or tied by tt 
season included: most wins, 13; und 
feated season, 13-0 (tieing the 1940 teal 
which went 8-0-0); and most consecutii 
games won — 13 (tieing the mark s! 
during the 1939-40-41 seasons). 

Individual school records set or ti( 
included: most TD's scored in a sing 
game — 4, Terence Thompson (tied b 
three others on four occasions); longd 
punt return — 88 yards, Tony James V 
Austin Peay; most extra points kicked i 
a season — 39, Jamie Lovett (tieing 19';' 
mark of David Fiores); and most pass! 
attempted in a season — 254, Tuc| 
Woolum. I 

Other season individual records werl 
most yards passing — 1,923, Woolurj 
most yards total offense — 1,983, Woj 
lum; most TD passes thrown — 1- 
Woolum (tieing 1965 mark of Jim Guice| 
and most kickoffs returned — 24, Tori 
James (tieing Jerry Parrish's 1981 mark)' 

"The 1982 team will always have, 
special place in my heart and my memoi 
ies because of its never-say-die attituc, 
and gutty performances," Kidd said. 

Eastern, who has won 23 of its la 
24 games, was ranked No. 1 in the natici 
for the last nine weeks of the season an! 
won its second consecutive Ohio Valle, 
Conference title in 1982, upping its und' 
feated string of OVC games to 18. 

The Colonels have played in th; 
national championship for the past foi' 
years, winning the l-AA title in 1979 ani 
finishing in the runnerup slot in 1980 an 

1981. : 


olleyball Team Wins 

ihio Valley Conference Title 

The Eastern women's volleyball team 
efeated Morehead State University 9-15, 
5-9, 15-12 to win the Ohio Valley Con- 
jirence title last semester. This is the 
(icond consecutive year the Colonels 
3ve won the honor. 

Eastern easily won its opening con- 
:st with Akron University, 15-9, 15-6. 
,he Colonels then defeated the host 
i!am, Tennessee Tech 15-8, 15-11. 

The Colonels played rival Morehead 
itate next. They were forced to change 
,ie offense after senior setter Joan 
lesserkneckt sprained her ankle early in 
le contest. The Colonels managed to 
ive the Eagles a close contest before 
j>sing 13-15, 10-15. 

The loss to Morehead dropped the 
iKU team into the loser's bracket of the 
lOuble elimination tournament. They 
• nee again faced host Tennessee Tech. 
ihe Colonels defeated the Eagles 8-15, 
i5-12, 15-9. 

1 The victory put the Colonels into the 
nals with Morehead State. Eastern took 
ne first contest 16-14. Morehead came 
ack to win the second game 10-15, 
efore losing to the Colonels 15-9 in the 
lird and deciding game. 

The loss was the first for the Eagles 
1 the double elimination tourney. The 
:olonels' victory pushed Morehead into 

Deanne Madden, AII-OVC 

another contest. After losing the first 
game of the contest, it was obvious that 
the Colonels wanted the win. They came 
back to take the next two games to win 
the match and the conference title. 

Senior Deanne Madden and junior 
Lori Duncan were named to the all-con- 
ference team. Madden sparked EKU's 
attack and led the team in blocking. 
Duncan came through with timely hitting 

and spectacular defensive play in the con- 
tests with Morehead. 

EKU Hosts Baseball Tryouts 
For '83 Pan American Games 

Fifteen athletes are one step closer to 
being part of the USA baseball team 
going to the Pan American Games in 
Caracas, Venezuela, in August, 1983. 

In tryouts held at Eastern, players 
were selected to a nation-wide pool for 
further evaluation by the United States 
Baseball Federation. Their skill and per- 
formance in the tryouts here also makes 
them potential candidates for the USA 
Olympic baseball team which will com- 
pete at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, 
CA, where baseball will be a demonstra- 
tion sport. 

Eastern players selected included 
pitcher Steve Engel, Reading, Ohio; 
catcher Joe Myers, Cincinnati, Ohio; out- 
fielder John Miles, Louisville; infielders 
Gary Hardoefer, Cincinnati, Ohio and 
Jim Wrobleski, Dayton. 

Tryouts here for the Pan American 
Games were conducted by Jim Ward and 
J.B. Caldwell, both of EKU, along with 
Sonny Denniston, Woodford County 
High School; Steve Hamilton, Morehead 
State University; and Marvin Stringfellow, 
Georgetown College. Eastern had one of 
the 30 camps being held around the coun- 
try. D 



Jy William E. Ellis, Professor of History 

The furor over the teaching of evolu- 
ion did not end with the famous Scopes 
rrial in 1925. Moreover, the opposition 
o evolution instruction in public schools 
las not been confined to the "Bible Belt" 

The Scopes Trial legacy has periodi- 
:ally drawn attention to the Volunteer 
itate. In 1967 the Tennessee legislature 
epealed the Butler Law, the statute un- 
ler which Scopes had been tried. How- 
iver, six years later the General Assembly 
)assed a law mandating equal textbook 
imphasis for the biblical account of crea- 
ion if evolution were taught. A Tennes- 
ee court of appeals decision soon over- 
uled this equal time textbook legislation. 

Meanwhile, in the Epperson Case, the 
Jnited States Supreme Court overturned 
in Arkansas anti-evolution statute similar 
o the old Tennessee law. It appeared 
hat anti-evolutionist forces had run their 
:ourse, having no legal or legislative wea- 
)ons left in their arsenal. 

Taking a cue from the partial success 
)f Tennessee equal time textbook bills, 
inti-evolutionists changed their tack. 
>uch groups as the Creation Science Re- 
earch Center and the Institute for Crea- 
ion Research, both based in southern 
-alifornia, took up the struggle against 
ivolution instruction. Scientific creation, 
)r creation science, became the rallying 

cry for many fundamentalist Christians. 
In effect, creation science is the biblical 
story of creation without direct quotes 
from or mention of the Bible. Creation- 
ists, as they have come to be known, use 
a thin veneer of science to cover their 
otherwise mostly fundamentalist religious 
account of the beginning of life. 

Mounting pressure has been exerted 
in recent years on local school boards, 
textbook publishers, and state legisla- 
tures. A few school boards across the 
nation have bowed to the will of creation- 
ists, and several textbook publishers have 
decreased their space given to evolution. 
The more-publicized triumphs of crea- 
tionists came in equal time statutes 
passed in Arkansas and Louisiana in 
1981. In early January of this year, an 
Arkansas federal judge struck down that 
state's creationist law, and the Louisiana 
statute will probably go to court soon. 

Caught in the middle of these laws, 
court cases, and the attending contro- 
versy are the public school biology teach- 
ers of the nation. Yet, they are usually 
silent on these issues. 

To determine teacher sentiment on 
these issues, questionnaires were devel- 
oped, aimed at drawing out teacher 
response to the latest round in the anti- 
evolution controversy, the creationist 
movement. They sought three basic 
things; first, the educational background 
of the average teacher; secondly, the de- 

gree of emphasis the teacher placed on 
evolution instruction; and lastly, teacher 
opinions about evolution and creation. 

The first set of questionnaires were 
mailed to all of Kentucky's public school 
biology teachers about 18 months ago. 
To corroborate the findings of the Ken- 
tucky survey, random sample surveys 
were sent to teachers in Indiana and 
Tennessee last Spring. 

Over half of the 20 percent random 
sample in Tennessee responded to the 
questionnaire, an indication that the 
state's high school biology teachers are 
concerned about the evolution/creation 

Like their counterparts in Kentucky 
and Indiana, over half of the responding 
Tennessee teachers reported that they 
place a moderate stress on evolution in 
the classrooms. Less than eight percent 
reported that they operate under school 
policies regulating the teaching of either 
evolution or creation. Evidently, most 
teachers have nearly complete freedom in 
deciding how much stress they will place 
on evolution and/or the biblical account 
of creation. 

The majority reported that they 
allow students to discuss creationism. As 
a matter of fact, teachers sometimes en- 
courage such dialogue. Only a few teach- 
ers claimed to have been coerced by stu- 
dents, parents, or school administrators 
for teaching evolution. Over three-quar- 



ters have never had complaints about 
teaching evolution from parents. Even 
larger numbers have never been censured 
by school officials. These figures indi- 
cate that at present the teaching of evo- 
lution is not a major problem for Tennes- 
see teachers. This does not mean, how- 
ever, that creationists will give up 
attempts to eliminate evolution from 
school curricula. 

Tennessee teachers were also given 
the opportunity to voice opinions about 
the current evolution/creation debate. 
Nearly 83 percent oppose mandating the 
instruction of scientific creation either 
through state law or local school board 
ruling. Over 60 percent propose either 
that evolution should be emphasized or 
that evolution should be stressed with 

some mention made of the biblical crea- 
tion account. 

Many teachers wrote comments on 
their questionnaire forms. Several of 
these emphasized their belief that teach- 
ing creationism as science violates the 
First Amendment of the United States 

Others addressed the problems of 
presenting evolution in the classroom. 
One instructor carefully explained the 
safest approach to the problem: "Since 
most of my students have been taught 
that evolution is an ugly word, I approach 
the subject by giving a short lecture out- 
lining how science and the Bible can and 
do agree on the order of events of evolu- 
tionary history. I believe the students 
need to see this concept rather than be 



By Ron G. Wolfe 

September 1940. 

Several football players milled 
around the Recreation Room in the Keen 
Johnson Building at Eastern Kentucky 
State College waiting for meal time. 

The training table upstairs was ready, 
but the players were still waiting — wait- 
ing for the coach. 

Before long, he arrived, a short, bur- 
ly, spectacled man who commanded at- 
tention and respect almost instantly, and 
who with time, earned it without reserva- 

He walked up to the big tackle from 
Glouster, Ohio, and commanded, "Fred, 
who's the greatest man in Kentucky?" 

"ROME RANKIN!" came the answer 
with all the volume and enthusiasm a 
hungry athlete could muster. 

It was a common question asked by 
the coach almost every day. It became a 
"game" between him and his players, one 
technique he used to develop a bond of 
camaraderie that lasted more than four 

Sometimes the players would answer 
"Herman Donovan" (then president of 
the college), and the coach would threat- 
en to "break their plates" and almost al- 
ways would deliver a good-natured fore- 
arm to the one who failed to give the 
"right" answer. 

Rome Rankin was a coach who 
played games on and off the field, a mas- 
ter teacher who coached football and 
basketball at Eastern for 11 years. His 
1940 team, until the EKU-Morehead 
game on November 20, 1982, was the 
only undefeated, untied football team in 
Eastern history. 

They still hold the school record for 
the most points scored in eight games 


(273), least points scored against them by 
an opponent in eight games (27), as they 
held five of those eight opponents score- 

In addition to fielding what was per- 
haps the best team in Eastern history, he 
won more than 70 percent of his games in 
basketball and football during his 11 
years, and once he captured the confer- 
ence championship in both sports in the 
same year. 

Rome Rankin 

But, Rome Rankin was much more 
than a football coach. He was a scholar, 
disciplinarian, athlete, father-figure, psy- 
chologist, all rolled into one bundle of 

"He had his own theories of disci- 
pline," according to Fred Darling, chair- 
man of Health, Physical Education, Re- 

put on the defensive about their familie 
religious beliefs." Another emphasize 
that "evolution should definitely t 
taught with planning and tact." 

Tennessee teachers take their persoi 
al religion quite seriously. Over 90 pe 
cent listed a religious preference on th 
survey, with one-third marking the Ba| 
tist column. Several teachers expresse 
fears that mandating creationism woul 
be detrimental to the religious commun 

Little difference exists between th 
Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee su 
veys. The Tennessee figures might t 
slightly more conservative than those c 
Indiana and Kentucky, leading to th 
conclusion that this is because of th 
legacy of the Scopes Trial. D 

creation & Athletics at Eastern and the 
1940 tackle who often played the "grea 
est game" with his coach. "He would ge 
up at a certain time, go to bed at a certai 
time, and he saw to it that his athletes di 
the same. 

"He taught us how to live togethd' 
properly," Darling continued, "to hav 
consideration for others in our dail 

During those years, the players livei' 
with the coach in Hanger Stadium itsellt 
To insure the regimen he believed esser 
tial for his "boys," Rome lived in the firs 
room at the entrance, and to get in, o 
out, the players had to pass by his door. 

"We were always in on time," on f 
former Maroon smiled during ceremonie^ 
on campus last fall which saw Rome'^ 
players establish a $10,000 scholarshifi; 
fund in the coach's honor. [ 

Rome Rankin was also a man wh 
loved to win, and he made certain hi 
athletes were ready to do that for him| 
He hired assistants from the Big Ten an 
Southeastern Conference, and he rej 
cruited with a critical eye that alloweq 
him to combine a moral sense of justici'| 
with his passion for winning. 

It seems he recruited his athlete: 
from poor depressed areas, broken home 
where young men were in great need of ;l 
positive experience, and in even greate^j 
need of an education. | 

"I remember the tenant farmer's sont 
who became chair of a large departmenJ 
of a major midwestern university," Dar 
ling said. "And there was the poor north- 
ern Kentucky boy who became a mote 
executive and another poor boy who be- 
came vice president of a major insurance, 



: These successes were the rules, not 
.the exceptions, of his skill and his dedica- 
tion to help those who needed it. He 
took potential losers and made them sure 
winners, and to this day, they have not 
jforgotten it. 

He taught them his system of foot- 
.ball. . .his pattern of living, down to the 
proper way to hold a teacup and use a 
knife and fork. He led them to the train- 
ing table at each meal, insisted that they 
, stand until he was seated, and then kept a 
ifatherly eye on the way they passed the 
iPlates and how much food they took at 
jsny one opportunity. 
. His team meetings were as much lec- 
jtures on the proper attitude toward life's 
bad deals as they were on play patterns. 
And his physical conditioning program 
separated the men from the boys quickly 
and always left his teams with a decided 
advantage against what should have been 
superior competition. 

When the boys did not measure up, 
he helped them pack, bought them bus 
tickets, and sent them home. "He let 
athletes go," Darling remembered, "and 
it broke his heart to do it, but he did it 
to maintain the discipline he felt was nec- 

And, even as he developed his 
"boys" into men, he earned his doctor- 
ate at the University of Kentucky and 
taught classes with a flair that made him a 
campus favorite in the classroom as well. 

Despite his great emphasis on disci- 
;pline and regimentation, he knew there 
^were times for a good joke, even if it was 
;on him. John Ed. McConnell, a former 
president of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of 
Kentucky, remembered one occasion 
when a player placed a smoke bomb 
I under Coach Rankin's brand new car. 

"He came out of the cafeteria, got 
into the car and when he turned the key, 
there was a loud explosion and smoke 
came from everywhere," McConnell re- 
called during the scholarship luncheon. 
"Coach came out of that car without 
opening a door; he moved faster than any 
of his athletes ever did!" 

Today, Rome Rankin's "boys" talk 
about him with the utmost reverence. 
Some weep when they recall their days 
on campus with him and the band of 
young men he assembled to make foot- 
ball history. Others remember him with 
such emotion they cannot speak at all. 

Says Dr. Kenneth Perry, distin- 
guished professor of accountancy at the 
University of Illinois who was one of 
Rome's "boys," "Many of the 'Camelot 
Years' of my life were spent at Eastern 

President J.C. Powell, left, examines a $10,000 check presented to him by John Ed 
McConnell, a former football player under Coach Rankin, for the Rome Rankin Memo- 
rial Scholarship Fund. 

with Coach Rankin, and although we are 
separated from 'Coach' in both time and 
space, I shall treasure his memory always. 
While one may never return to Camelot, 
one can always have precious memories." 

He was, it seems, a complex human 
being who was equally at home with Bear 
Bryant as he was with his local barber. . .a 
man who always kept the glamor of the 
gridiron in perspective. 

"We won several games in a row," 
J. W. "Spider" Thurman, Director of 
Alumni Affairs at Eastern and quarter- 
back of that 1940 championship team, 
remembered. "And to bring us down to 
earth. Coach would come in while we 
were still reading the newspaper stories 
and feeling pretty proud of what we'd 
done and he'd say, 'You can take those 
clippings, get a bundle of them and after 
you finish playing football, you can take 
them downtown and it will still cost you 
a dime to get a cup of coffee." 

Rome Rankin, it seems, was many 
things. . .but above all, he was a compas- 
sionate human being who could trans- 
form his caring into a system that made 
successful men. 

As coaches and men go. . .and de- 
pending upon the criteria used. . .Rome 
Rankin just might have been what the 
meal time "game" implied — the greatest 
man in Kentucky. D 

Collegiate Pentacle 
Goes Mortar Board 

The upcoming affiliation of EKU's 
Collegiate Pentacle with Mortar Board, 
the prestigious national honor society, 
may include alumni who have been in the 
local campus honorary, and may want to 
become charter members of Mortar 

According to Jeannette Crockett, 
dean of women and faculty adviser to 
Collegiate Pentacle, graduates who were 
in Collegiate Pentacle may pay the $25 
installation fee and become charter mem- 
bers of Mortar Board which is planning its 
charter installation in late March. 
"Alumni do not have to attend the char- 
ter installation," Crockett said. "They 
may join by simply sending their installa- 
tion fee to us. They, in turn, will be noti- 
fied of their acceptance into the organiza- 

Crockett also emphasized that this is 
the only time graduates who were mem- 
bers of Collegiate Pentacle will have the 
opportunity to join Mortar Board. "It's 
a one-time opportunity," she said, "so, 
those who are interested must join this 

Alumni who would like to join Mor- 
tar Board should send their $25 initiation 
fee to Ann Cattarello, Box 141, Sullivan 
Hall, Eastern Kentucky University, Rich- 
mond, KY 40475-1476. Applicants 
should also indicate whether they plan to 
take part in the installation banquet. 

Come along with us to the 


in July 

For more information on these Alumni Tours, 
write the Alumni Office, Eastern Kentucky 
University, Richmond, Ky. 40475-0932. 





By Ron G. Wolfe 

Robert BIythe, '71, knew when he 
was 13 that he was called to the ministry, 
but by his own admission, "It was some- 
thing I thought I didn't want to do." 

So, for some 20 years, he set his 
sights in a different direction and chan- 
neled his innate "need to help people" 
into community organizations that cla- 
mored for his talent. 

It was, for BIythe, 20 years of search- 
ing for something that was inevitable. 

Born and reared in Richmond, he 
graduated from EKU with a degree in 
mathematics, and later did graduate work 
in French. 

He worked as a radio announcer, 
played in and managed a rock band, gave 
piano lessons, and served as organist for 
the National Baptist Convention of 

He was an intense and energetic in- 
dividual who spawned high hopes for his 
career as a bright young black who had so 
much to offer the world could not re- 

Success seemed assured, and his start 
in that direction was, indeed, auspicious. 

He had served as president of his 
1971 class at Eastern. At the time he was 
serving as Minister of Music at the First 
Baptist Church in Richmond as well. 

The community quickly recognized 
his ability to analyze and contribute to 
any situation, and before he could pray 
for deliverance, he found himself involved 
in a maze of community projects that 
placed great demands on his time and 

He served on the Board of Directors 
for Open Concern, Inc., a local charity; 
on the Board of Trustees of Pattie A. 
Clay Hospital in Richmond; on the Board 
of Directors of the Madison County 
Chapter of the American Red Cross; as 
secretary of the General Association of 
Baptists in Kentucky; on the Board of 
Directors of the Kentucky River Foot- 
hills Community Action Agency. . .and 
on . . .and on. . . 

When time permitted, he was in- 
volved with the B & B Taxi Company, a 
local business he started with a friend. 

He also made time to continue work 
at the University of Kentucky and Purdue 
University in mathematics before return- 
ing to Eastern as a teaching assistant in 

It was the kind of involvement that 

resulted, not only because others wanted 
his services, but also because he wanted 
to be of service. "I ran in the City Com- 
missioners race twice," he smiled. "I 
ran when I was 23 and had plans to chal- 
lenge the law which required candidates 
to be 25 years old. in 1977 I ran a sec- 
ond time and lost by 1 1 votes." 

It was an intensely demanding time 
which left him exhausted and physically 
ill. "All these things came down on me," 
he said. "I'd done more by the time I 
was 25 than most people do in their 
whole lives." 

In retrospect, BIythe sees all the 
pressure leading him to Akron where he 
went to work at IBM in 1978. 

"I was led to Akron to rest," he said. 

In October 1979, he became a mar- 
keting representative for IBM's General 
Systems Division, a position that was 
financially lucrative, but one that left 
him unhappy. 

"It was all money, numbers, and 
figures. The basic question was always, 
'What did you sell today?' I got tired. . . 
I realized I wasn't happy, so I reevaluated 
what made me happy and I realized it was 
helping people." 

And, he added with a knowing smile, 
"There's no money in that." 

Acting on his convictions, he did 
what many thought the act of an insane 
man-he left behind the financial security 
of IBM. 

"For two solid weeks I prayed that 
the Lord would make it plain to me 
where I belonged," he said. "As a sign of 
my faith, I told Him that I was going to 
resign without the promise of another 
job. I simply said, 'Lord, I'm going to 
rely on you to provide'." 

During his time at IBM and before, 
he had helped Rev. A.C. Goodloe, paster 
of the First Baptist Church in Richmond, 
in the pastoral duties at the church, and 
as he was to learn later, it was Rev. Good- 
loe who was to be instrumental in his re- 
turning to his home church as pastor. 

When Goodloe retired at the age of 
88, the church called BIythe who had 
been driving the 700-mile round trip from 
Akron to Richmond to preach on Sunday 

It turned out to be the prime exam- 
ple of the power of faith. Says BIythe, 
"If you cannot rely on your faith, it's 

By his own admission, his new job 
minister at First Baptist presents ne 
challenges for which he feels he's pr! 
pared. Even the time at IBM was impo 
tant. "The training in business and 3' 
ministration, in financing. . .it was an ei 
ucation I needed," he said. 

So now, the young man who was 
promising spokesman for the black con 
munity in Richmond. . .the young mc 
who failed twice to achieve that status 
the City Commissioners race. . .no 
finds himself as that spokesman, a moi 
effective one, he feels, as pastor of tl" 
400-member congregation at the Fir 
Baptist Church. 

"I realize now that it was in my be 
interest not to be a commissioner,' 

So Bob BIythe brings a wealth of e:l 
perience to his church, along with a sell 
knowledge that he still must wrestle witi 
his shortcomings to do the job. 

"I'm impatient," he says withoii' 
hesitation. "I have to remember my cot) 
gregation, and when I talk change, I hav^ 
to realize they don't often see the sam|iJ 
need for it that I do. And, although thej; 
see me as too forceful at times, I kno*!' 
that what I do is administered with love.|i 

"I tell them I think I have a responsjs 
bility to direct, so if you don't want th, 
direction, say so and I'll back off." 

It is a responsibility that BIyth 
accepts with gusto. Now a student at th 
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary iji^ 
Louisville, he is enduring a demandiniSi 
commuting schedule as he prepares foj' 
and does his job at the same time. if 

There are some who might say that'll 
what he's been doing all along. . . D i[ 

Thurman Retirement 

Plans are being made to honor J. V\| 
"Spider" Thurman who will retire 
Director of Alumni Affairs this June 3 
after 20 years of service to the Associ; 
tion and Eastern Kentucky University 
Alumni interested in contributing towar 
a retirement gift for "Spider" may sen: 
their contributions to the EKU Alumri 
Association, Eastern Kentucky Univeii 
sity, Richmond, KY 40475—093^1 
Checks should be made payable to th' 
"Spider Thurman Fund." Presentation oi 
the gift will be made during Alumni Da; 
festivities on May 14. 




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The Kentucky Association for 
Health, Physical Education and Recrea- 
;ion presented its highest honor, the W. 
■Walter H. Mustaine Award, to DR. FRED 
'DARLING, '42. The award Is given to a 
berson that has made significant contri- 
butions to the education profession and 
Who has been recognized previously by 
'the association. Darling, who has been at 
Eastern since 1947, serves as chair of the 
'Department of HPERA Services. 
' KARL D. BAYS, '55, chairman and 
chief executive officer of American Hos- 
'pital Supply Corporation, has been ap- 
pointed by President Reagan to the 
Executive Committee of his Private Sec- 
tor Survey on Cost Control In the federal 
government and by Secretary of Health 
and Human Services Richard Schwelker 
to the 1982 Social Security Advisory 
Council. In the first capacity. Bays will 
counsel and assist a task force organized 
to study the operations of Executive 
Branch departments, agencies, and func- 
tions, with the aim of finding ways to re- 
duce waste and Inefficiency. In the sec- 
ond role, he and 12 other business leaders 
have been asked to study the Medlcade 
program. Bays, an EKU Fellow and Out- 
standing Alumnus, Is a trustee of Duke 
and Northwestern Universities, life direc- 
tor of Lake Forest Hospital, chairman of 
the Hospital Research and Educational 
Trust of the American Hospital Associa- 
tion, director of the Northern Trust Cor- 
poration, International Harvester Com- 
pany, Jewel Companies, Inc., Standard 
Oil of Indiana, and Delta Airlines. Bays 

served on a presidential committee in the 
early 1970's and was a delegate to Presi- 
dent Gerald Ford's Economic Summit. 

has assumed command of the 4th Psy- 
chological Operations Group, Fort Bragg, 
NC. Col. Fraley was formerly stationed 
at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, where he was 
the director of the Combined Arms and 
Services Staff School. A member of the 
Maroon basketball team while on campus, 
he received his commission through the 
ROTC program at Eastern. 

RON WALLACE, '62, named mana- 
ger of personnel field operations for Ash- 
land Petroleum Company where he will 
be responsible for all personnel activities 
at the company's refineries and related 
operations. Wallace joined Ashland In 
1969 and has most recently served as 
area personnel manager In Canton, Ohio. 

DR. BILL J. ELKINS, '62, former 
president of Southern Seminary Junior 
College in Buena Vista, Virginia, Is the 
new academic dean of Ferrum College 
In Ferrum, Virginia. A former English 
professor at Washington Technical Insti- 
tute In the District of Columbia, Elklns 
also has a law degree from Georgetown 

part of the program for the College of 
Arts and Humanities Alumni Careers 
Seminar, member of the Eastern Kentuc- 
ky University Alumni Executive Council, 
and Director of Personnel for Farm Fans, 
Inc., in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

C. WAYNE JONES, '64, appointed 

Dean of Program and Instruction for 
Southern State Community College In 
Hlllsboro, Ohio, after serving that institu- 
tion for 12 years in various Capacities, 
most recently as Director of Program and 
Instruction for the North Campus In Wil- 
mington, Ohio. 

DEBBY MURRELL, '64, attending 
the Southern Baptist Theological Semi- 
nary In Louisville and serving the Walnut 
Street Baptist Church there as Its Minister 
to Single Adults. The Southern Baptist 
Convention's monthly magazine C/!ns(ja»3 
Single featured her in its July 1982 issue, 
citing her varied musical talents which she 
uses in directing several vocal groups at 
Walnut Street Baptist. 

JOHNNY W. LEQUIRE, '66, pro- 
moted to first shift superintendent In 
Plant 10 for Cannon Mills, North Caro- 
lina. Lequire had formerly been superin- 
tendent for the third shift at Cannon's 
Plant 1. 

THOMAS BONNY, '69 MA '74, a 
program participant In EKU's College of 
Arts and Humanities Alumni Careers 
Seminar. . .now principal of Estill County 
Middle School in Irvine. 

JERRY R. CARTER, '69, an attor- 
ney with extensive corporate and finan- 
cial experience, now with Bigelow-San- 
ford. Inc., in Greenville, 5C, as general 
counsel and corporate secretary. Carter 
had formerly practiced In Atlanta and 
Greenville, serving a number of major 
businesses as a consultant on anti-trust 
matters, and had spent four years as an 
attorney with the Federal Trade Commls- 



sion's Bureau of Competition in Atlanta. 

practicing law at 15 Atlanta Street, SE, 
P.O. Box 324, Marietta, GA 30061. 

SANDY CUNDIFF, '70, graphic 
artist with EKU and a program partici- 
pant in the College of Arts and Humani- 
ties Alumni Careers Seminar. 

JACK C. WHITNEY, '70, named 
Operations Manager for Portman Equip- 
ment Company in Lexington following 
nine years with the company's Cincinnati 
plant as facility manager and assistant 
rental manager. 

HOUSE, '71, both participants in the 
College of Arts and Humanities Careers 
Seminar. Edwards is a reporter with the 
Associated Press in Nashville where he 
covers the country music scene. House is 
presently managing editor of The Senti- 
nel-Echo in London. 

STEVE WATKINS, '71, promoted 
from sales engineer to Senior Sales 
Engineer after being selected AMP Incor- 
porated's Ohio Valley District Man of the 
Year. AMP is the world's leading produ- 
cer of electrical/electronic connection de- 
vice. Watkins is associated with the In- 
dustrial Division of the company in 
Columbus, Ohio. 

SONNY STRUSS, '72, now a con- 
sultant with Casting Consultants in Nash- 
ville, Tennessee. 

VICKI DENNIS, '73, participating in 
the Alumni Careers Seminar on campus 
and working as assistant director for the 

Fraley, '56 

LeQuire, '66 


Whitney, '70 

Smith, '74 

Commission on Women in Frankfort. 

ing in Ormond Beach, Florida, and work- 
ing as Director of Finance for the Flagler 
County School System. A former teach- 

Business must ensure 
the well-being 
of educational 
institutions upon 
which its own 
vitality depends: 

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man and Chief Execulive Ol'icer 
E«xon Corporation 

It is interesting to conjecture where business would be today without our 
system of higher education. It provides the trained graduates, enlightened 
citizens, basic research, innovation and vigorous, free inquiry without 
which our business enterprises would inevitably languish. 

But the ability of higher education to provide this leadership to business 
depends more and more on the amount and quality of financial support 
from business. Many colleges are in deep financial trouble. 
They're dropping courses, firing professors, closing laboratories. 
They desperately need your help. They depend on corporate giving. 

There are many ways your company can contribute to higher education. 
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& The Advertising Council 

Perkins, '78 

ing assistant in the College of Business 
EKU, Smith was an assistant professor 
business at the Madisonville Communi 
College in Kentucky before moving 

management training specialist with tl 
Chicago Tribune, and a participant 
two seminars on campus this past fa 
one in interpersonal relations sponsor! 
by the Division of Career Development 
Placement and another on the College 
Arts and Humanities Alumni Caree 

BETTY P. UNSELD, '75, a Lexinj 
ton certified public accountant, electa 
Chairman of the Bluegrass Chapter of th 
Kentucky Society of Certified Publ| 
Accountants ... a native of Bardstowj 
she is associated with Radwan, Cranfij 
and Fulmer CPA's in Lexington. i 

RON BALL, '76, now serving j 
assistant to the president, Cumberlari 
College, in Williamsburg. | 

MINDY SHANNON, '77, anchor r, 
porter and producer with WLEX-TV | 
Lexington. I 

management skills trainer with Exxcj 
Corporation in Houston, Texas . . . ■ 
participant in the College of Arts arl 
Humanities Alumni Careers Seminar . 
well as the Division of Career Develo|; 
ment & Placement's seminar on inte! 
personal relations. j 

THOMAS R. PERKINS, '78, tranj 
ferred within Elanco Products Compan>| 
the agricultural marketing division c 
Eli Lilly and Company, to the Elanc 
corporate headquarters in Indianapoli. 
Indiana, as an animal products communi 
cations associate. He had previous! 
worked as an animal products sales reprc 
sentative in Minnesota. 

TOM NEWMAN, '79, now ministe 
of the Baptist church in Brooksville. 



thinking of how to double your dollars ? 

Many graduates and friends of Eastern are unaware that their enn- 
ployer may match any gift they make to EKU. However, some 700 
businesses around the country will do just that as part of a gift 
matching program to colleges and universities. 

So, check with your employer to see if your company is involved 

in the program. A short form and very little trouble later, the result is 

twice as much to your Alma Mater . . . it's an easy way to double your 

"<:ontributlon with no effort. It'c ^QCy 


The Eastern Kentucky University summer session offers a wide 
variety of educational opportunities for many who cannot attend 
the regular fall and spring semesters. An extensive program of 
undergraduate, graduate level, and special workshop and institute 
courses will be available. Undergraduate information may be 
obtained from Admissions & School Relations and graduate infor- 
mation from the Graduate School. Inquiries may be addressed to 
the appropriate office above and mailed to Eastern Kentucky 
University, Richmond, Kentucky 40475-0931. 

May 16 -June 10 . 
June 1 — June 13 . . 
Saturday, June 11.. 
Tuesday, June 14 . . 
Thursday, August 4 
Friday, August 5 . . . 

. . Spring Intersession 
, . Registration (excluding weekends) 
. . Graduate Record Examination 
. . Classes Begin 
. . . Commencement 
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summer eiahtv- three 



Hear all the hits as Coach Roy Kidd's defending 
national NCAA Division 1-AA champs take on the 
Governors of Austin Peay State University. 

See and hear the following special performances: 

1973 and 1978 reunion classes 

Hit tunes from the Alumni Band and Marching 

History and Social Studies Alumni 
Eels reunion 

Homecoming Parade with the 5000 Meter Run 
Special Homecooking by Larry 0. Martin 
Friday night Homecoming Concert in Hiram 

Brock Auditorium 
Queen coronation prior to the game 
Post-game reception at Arlington Mule Barn 
. . . and much, much more . . . 

. . . including these special Greek 
reunions: Beta Theta Pi, Kappa 
Alpha, Lambda Chi Alpha, Phi Delta 
Theta, Pi Kappa Alpha, Sigma Alpha 
Epsilon, Sigma Chi, Sigma Pi, Tau 
Kappa Epsilon, and Theta Chi. 

So, order your game tickets early so 
you can make your own kind of 
music on October 1. Game tickets 
are $8 each. Send a check or money 
order along with your complete 
mailing address to the Athletic 
Ticket Office, 128 Alumni Coliseum, 
Eastern Kentucky University, 
Richmond, Ky. 40475-0933. 




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ALUMNI DAY '83: A Time To Remember 2 

MEET THE NEW DIRECTOR: Ron Wolfe Steps Up g 

THE WEAVER BUILDING: Basketball Memories Abound n 

THE EASTERN CHRONICLE: A Precis Of Campus News 15 

The Campus «c 

Students. .o 

Faculty yn 

Sports 22 

Alumni 05 

y Editor's 

Perhaps the big news at the end of 
16 1982-83 fiscal year was that the 
lumni Association succeeded in its 
'st year of financial self-sufficiency, 
e launched the new status with a firm 
;lief that alumni and other friends of 
le University would support us suffi- 
ently, and they did. When all ac- 
)unts are settled, it looks as if we'll be 
)le to pay all our bills, add some to our 
idowment fund, and contribute a bit 
I the alumni scholarship program as 
ell. To paraphrase the United Way 
Dgan, "Thanks to you, it worked, for 
I of us." 

Beginning July 1, the new Director 
Alumni Affairs is Dr. Ron G. Wolfe, 
3. Ron has been "Spider" Thurman's 
sistant for nearly 14 years, so he's 
miliar with our alumni programs and 
imes to the job with a good back- 
ound. Ron has also taught in the Eng- 
h and mass communications depart- 
ents since coming to EKU in 1969. 

Strongly endorsed by the Alumni 
jsociation's Executive Council, Ron is 
i\\ along in his new, but familiar, role, 
nong his very first new challenges will 
^ the computerization of alumni re- 
rds, in itself a yeoman's task. During 
e next 12 months, Ron and his small 
5ff will be spending long hours work- 
g with the administrative computing 
3ff of Dr. Bill Sexton, '57, and direc- 

tor, David Allgier, in completing the 
laborious job of computerizing the re- 
cords of some 45,000 graduates. 

And, you shoud be reminded that 
the job cannot be completed without 
your cooperation by returning the com- 
puter worksheet you were provided. 

Warren English, '77 MA '82, gives 
us a profile on our new alumni chief on 

Alumni programs and activities 
continue to thrive. Alumni Day saw 
record numbers return for the five re- 
union classes. There was lots of last 
minute moving of tables and chairs to 
accommodate the more-than-expected 
number of guests at the day's lunch- 
eons. Some 27 members of the 50-year 
1933 class returned for their special 
day, the largest return for the Golden 
Anniversary class that we can remem- 

This summer, some 30 travelers 
took the Alumni Association's Alpine 
Tour, again one of the largest groups 
we've ever had for an alumni tour, 
although participation in all our trips is 
increasing. A November Hawaii trip is 
on the agenda; complete details are 
available by writing Alumni Affairs, 
EKU, Richmond, Ky. 40475-0932. 

Alumni chapters continue to meet 
and help graduates maintain contact 
with the University. Some new names 
have assumed leadership positions in 
some of the groups, although many of 
the former leaders are still around to 
help. Carl Martin, '51, is the new presi- 
dent of the Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 
Chapter; he'll be helping Hise, '38, and 
Edith, '38, Tudor plan their March 9 
meeting next year. Ron Spenlau, '59, 
and Guy Daines, '58, are the new co- 

ordinators of the St. Petersburg, 
Florida, Chapter which meets on March 
7, 1983. Alexa Cornett, '76, is the new 
president of the Perry County chapter; 
George Dodge, '67, and John Sizemore, 
'69 MA '73, will be working on the 
Greater Louisville Chapter meeting 
scheduled for October 6, and Tom 
Romard, '56, has been chosen to direct 
the Greater Cincinnati Area Alumni 
Chapter for this year. 

The University's major giving pro- 
gram—The Margin for Excellence 
Fund— has enjoyed a successful year. 
As it approaches the $1 million mark, 
the Fund continues to draw interest 
from alumni and other friends of the 
University. Anyone interested in be- 
coming a University Fellow (the highest 
level) or University Associate (the 
second level of giving), may contact 
Don Feltner, '56 MA '60, Vice President 
for Public Affairs, Eastern Kentucky 
University, Richmond, Ky. 40475-0931. 

Jack Frost's, '72 MA '77, story on 
page 11 about the old playing floor in 
the Weaver Health Building brings back 
a lot of memories, especially for the 
graduates of the 30's, 40's and 50's. 
Those great basketball rivalries be- 
tween the Maroons and Western, 
Morehead, Louisville, Murray, Marshall, 
Evansville, and so many others are 
among our fondest memories of our 
college days here at Eastern. "Turkey" 
Hughes, Rome Rankin and Paul 
McBrayer are names we'll never forget. 
And, those plays and games and folk 
dancing classes of Gertrude Hood left 
indelible marks (literally) in the well- 
guarded hardwood of the Weaver Gym. 
Quite a personality, that friendly little 

3IT0RIAL BOARD. Donald R. Feltner, vice-president for public affairs, editor; Ron G. Wolfe, director of alumni affairs; Don Rist, publications de- 
n; Larry Bailey, photographic editor; Karl Park, sports editor; Warren English, Jack Frost and Paul Lambert, contributing editors. 

-UMNI OFFIC' -- - - ■ - ..„„...,,.. ...... „ .. , .„„ . 

!ct; Mary Beth 
mb, '68 MA '7,, _ 
3, two-year director 

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They were prime timeTDeople. 

A collective ray of sunlight beaming between two 
days of torrential rain. 

Alumni Day '83 . . . that spring fling each year 
that brings five reunion classes back for memory's 
sake, and sends out hundreds of new graduates for 
whom the good old days are just beginning. 

There were some old familiar faces that bright- 
ened the day, some new ones who felt the warmth 
that only old friends can generate. 

The day began in much the same way that 
Alumni Days always do, with registration in Keen 
Johnson where early arrivals perused old Milestones 
in preparation for whoever showed up later on during 
the day. 

While ROTC was commissioning its newest 
second lieutenants at the Stratton Building, returning 
grads took the campus bus tour conducted by two 
alumni scholars, Elizabeth Cummins and Charlie 
Sutkamp, who took them on a journey back in time 
to some extent, a trip that turned out to be a com- 
pelling reminder to those on the bus that time 
changes all of us. 

Said one, "I never thought I'd have to have a 
campus map to find the Keen Johnson Building!" 

While some were touring via motor coach, others 

By Ron G. Wolfe 

took a similar look at campus through video tape 
presentations of campus highlights, as well as the 
successful football program. 

For those who didn't want the rigors of climbing 
on and off a bus, a cool Hall of Distinguished Alumni 
became a TV room as nine different groups of alumni 
watched the tapes, looked at the honorees pictures on 
the walls, and marveled at campus changes. 

As the morning continued, the crowds got larger, 
and by the luncheon, almost every class had exceeded 
the number of reservations. 

The Alumni Executive Council hosts found them- 
selves moving in tables and chairs for the extras, and 
in most cases, those who waited used the time to 
catch up on days past. 

In the 1958 group, class president Herman Looney 
took charge of the gathering as he did 25 years ago 
and directed classmates to seating areas. 

All five reunion classes were represented, most in 
record numbers. From the 1923 class, Edgar Arnett 
of Erianger and Thelma Owens Watts of Danville re- 
turned for the day. Both had ample time to recount 
their outstanding careers in education and listen to a 
tape sent by classmate C.R. Rouse who could not 

Some 27 members of the 50th reunion class re- 

Left: Bill Evans, '58, enjoys the 
day with his 25th reunion class- 

Center: Herman B. Moore, '33, 
(left) and Ben Hord, Jr., '33, re- 
turned as part of the 50-year 
reunion class. 

Right: Peggy Stuhlreyer, '68, 
takes a few moments to tell whai 
happened to her since graduating 

Left: J.W. "Spider" Thurman, 
retiring director of Alumni Affai 
(right) chats with Bill Mason, '43 
following the 40-year reunion 

Center: Arthur Herman Looney, 
president of the 1 958 class, pre- 
sides at the noon luncheon of hi! 

Right: Frank Congleton, '33, 
returned for his 50th class reunic 

Left: Mrs. Mary Frances Richard 
who with her husband, R.R. Rid 
ards were faculty sponsors of the 
1958 class, looks over a Mileston 
Center: John Garth returned for 
his 1943 class reunion with his 
wife Mary. 

Right: Gene Clark Farley, presi- 
dent of the 1943 class, (left) cha" 
with fellow class member Harry 


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jrned for either the luncheon or the evening ban- 
uet. They were the last to leave their luncheon, per- 
aps because they had more catching up to do than 
le other groups. 

Lucy Mitchell Blevins came from Denver, Colora- 
0, and claimed a prize for the longest distance trav- 
ed. She had some stiff competition from some 
assmates from Florida: Ben and Marie Wilson, 
yiphia Peters Lewis, and Clarence and Willa Mar- 

With incoming alumni president Bill Walters as 
leir host, the '33 class recounted fifty years of fun. 
en Hord of Louisville talked about his 10 years of 
itirement; Irvin Eastin came from Akron, Ohio, and 
ad 38 years with Goodyear Tire and Rubber to talk 
30Ut . . . 

Arline Young came with car problems, but she re- 
jsed to let that keep her from enjoying the day . . . 
ie list was long and impressive . . . Herman B. Moore 
. . Salem Moody . . . half a century of hoopla packed 
ito one spirited day . . . 

The 1943 class leadership was back for the day — 
lark Farley came from Bowling Green to lead his 
ass again. Back in 1943, he went off to war and left 
ife Beulah to graduate that year. And, although he 
idn't get his degree until 1946, he returned to be 

with friends and preside at the '43 class luncheon. 

For distance traveled, it was the '43 class that 
traveled the greatest number of collective miles to 
make the day. There was William Griggs from 
Rochester, New York . . . John and Mary Garth from 
St. Louis, Missouri . . . Mae Fawbush O'Donnell from 
Ridgewood, New Jersey . . . Anna Louise Horn Hall 
from Lexington, Indiana . . . Claude Rawlins from Mt. 
Pleasant, South Carolina . . . Denver Sams, West La- 
fayette, Indiana . . . Harry Lucas, Dallas, Texas . . . 
along with an array of Kentuckians closer to home . . . 

Mary Hunter, the Executive Council hostess and a 
member of the class, worked with Farley to take 
classmates through their paces. Louanna Combs of 
Louisville brought J.W. "Spider" Thurman and 
Margaret along for the fun. And Ellen Umstattd 
Landrum sent a Mailgram from Winamac, Indiana, to 
express her good wishes although she could not be a 
direct part of the festivities. 

For Robert Stevenson Hobson, it was especially 
good to see old friends that he had personally con- 
tacted about the day; for Mae Fawbush O'Donnell, 
it was doubly good because a niece, Suzanne, was 
graduating later in the afternoon. 

As spirited luncheons go, not many match the 
1958 group. Class president Herman Looney and his 



^ ^ 

These four members of the '43 class enjoy reminiscing prior to their 
noon luncheon. They are, from left: Louanna Noe Combs, Larry 
Lehmann, William Gayle McConnell and Denver Sams. 

dgar Arnett and Thelma Owens Watts, members of the 1923 
ass, returned for their 60th reunion. 


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wife, Peggy (Wells), had promoted the day for many 
weeks and the fruits of their enthusiasm paid off as 
class members jammed into the Blue Room in Keen 
Johnson to recall those days with their special guests, 
class sponsors Mr. and Mrs. R.R. Richards. 

There were the usual fun stories from those who 
recalled that Gerald Psimer thought Herman Looney 
had a "funny" name . . . and a few classmates kidded 
Looney about working for the Internal Revenue Ser- 

It was a congenial cast of characters . . . Leonard 
Ball from Kingsport, Tennessee . . . Class gift coordi- 
nator Billy Wells from Corbin . . . Nellie Whalen Ross 
from Dayton, Ohio . . . Cliff Parsons from Lebanon, 
Ohio . . . Bill Evans, Louisville . . . Donna Bailey 
Wheeler, Bedford . . . Henry Martin, Corbin . . . 
Claude Howard of Dayton, Ohio . . . 

The Richards shared all the fun, and the class 
later designated its gift to the University for the R.R. 
Richards Scholarship Fund. 

The 1958 class had a smaller group, but its first 
attempt at reuniting was a good one. Class president 
Jerry Stewart of Berea led the group at the luncheon 
while classmates and former roommates Bob Tarvin 
and Skip Daugherty coordinated the class gift project. 

Those who came . . . Ken Spurlock of Villa Hills 

Above Left: Alumni scholars Elizabeth Cummins of Somerset and 
Charlie Sutkamp of Bellevue conduct the morning bus tour for 
returning alumni. 

Above Right: Dr. Ken Perry, '42, a professor of accounting at the 
University of Illinois, delivers the commencement address. Perry, 
who received an honorary doctorate, was named the EKU Out- 
standing Alumnus in 1969. 

Right: Anita Gay Johnson, a nursing major from Corbin, stands 
to be recognized for having received the 50,000th degree granted 
from Eastern. 

. . . Peggy Stuhlreyer of Cincinnati . . . Kathy 
Schweltman Molting of Shelbyville, Indiana . . . Libby 
Stultz Burr of Bardstown . . . Connie and Steve Baum 
of Dayton, Ohio . . . heard from those who could not 
make it . . . Sarah DeZago of Aparkill, New York; 
Sharon Moore Legge of Hendersonville, Tennessee; 
among others . . . 

One '68 class member, Joyce McHenry Kormos of 
Cincinnati could not attend, but sent word that she 
had retired from teaching to become a professional 
clown . . . and the sad news came that classmate 
Sharon Edwards had died . . . 

Following the luncheons, class members took 
pictures and exchanged barbs about balding heads 
and bulging waistlines . . . some walked the campus 
for the first time in many years while others went to 
the University Archives to peruse memorabilia from 
their particular era . . . 

During the afternoon. Eastern's 76th spring 
commencement featured the presentation of the in- 
stitution's 50,000th degree as 1300 seniors joined the 
alumni ranks. 

Dr. Kenneth Perry, a 1942 graduate of Eastern 
and the 1959 Outstanding Alumnus recipient, de- 
livered the commencement address and received the 
honorary degree doctor of laws. 


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In addition, honorary degrees of doctor of science 
^ere presented to Jo Eleanor Elliott, director of the 
livision of Nursing, U.S. Public Health Service, De- 
artment of Health and Human Services, and Dr. 
ouise Gilman Hutchins, a longtime Berea physician. 

As the pace of the day slowed for the reunion 
lasses, it increased for the '83 grads as they rushed 
om commencement exercises at Hanger Field to 
arious locations around campus where the nine 
Dlleges held receptions. 

Black robes fluttered in the stiff May breezes as 
arents and friends stopped to snap pictures of the 
ew grads in front of campus landmarks. There were 
le usual goodbyes, and last minute checks of dorm 
3oms and apartments to make certain everything had 
een packed. 

The situation was reversed in the evening as reun- 
)n graduates came back to the Keen Johnson Build- 
ig for a reception and the evening banquet which 
onored several special people. 

Dr. Robert "Sandy" Goodlett, president of the 
lumni Association, presided at the evening banquet 
'hich featured three Outstanding Alumnus Awards, 
1 Alumni Service Award, and the presentation of the 
983 Alumni Scholars. Dr. Eula Bingham, '51; Dr. 
niliam Hagood, '46; and Roy Kidd, '55; received 

Outstanding Alumnus recognition (See page 7 ). 

And, to no one's surprise, J. W. "Spider" Thur- 
man was honored with an Alumni Service Award, and 
he and Margaret where showered with a number of 
gifts from grateful alumni and other friends. 

During the course of the evening, four of the five 
incoming Thurman Alumni Scholars were introduced 
to the audience, and appropriately, class gifts from 
the 1943 and 1968 classes were applied toward the 
endowment of the Alumni Scholarship Fund. 

As the evening ended, retired faculty visited with 
reunion classes, and old friends took one more mo- 
ment to shake hands and exchange vital information 
like addresses and phone numbers. 

Mother Nature had given them one day of sun- 
shine, and before the night was over, the rains were to 
return. But, for the present, nothing could dampen 
the spirit of the day as classmates lingered one last 
time in Walnut Hall. 

Alumni Day '83 . . . prime time for the 1923, 
1933, 1943, 1958 and 1968 classes ... for the 1983 
class ... for "Spider" Thurman . . . for three Out- 
standing Alumni . . . for all those who took part. 

It was indeed, prime time because for many, it 
only comes once . . . for others it only comes once in 
a decade . . . and for some, it will never come again. D 

Retiring Director of Alumni Affairs, J.W. "Spider" Thurman and his 
wife, Margaret, receive an array of gifts from the Alumni Association. 
Left: Anxious parents and friends spot familiar faces among the 1300 
degree recipients at the 76th annual Spring Commencement. 



Members of the largest 50-year reunion class Included: Row one, 
from left: Zylphia Lewis, Clarence C. Shepherd, Lucy Blevins, 
Mildred Mays Hobing, and Kenneth Canfield. Row two, from 
left: Mary Belwood Fry, Arline Young, Dee Rice Amyx, Mattie 
Roberts, Nannie B. DeJarnette, Mable K. Bottom. Row three, 
from left: Ben Hord, Frank Bentley, Opal Powell Slone, Clarence 
Harmon, Salem Moody, Geneva Ferrell Todd, and Betty Stewart 
Stanfield. Row four, from left: Ben Wilson, Herman B. Moore, 
Frank Congleton, Jr., Irvin Eastin, and J. Taylor White. 

Among members of the 1943 class were: Row one, from le' 
Louanna Noe Combs, Frances Elkin Nickell, Virginia Wigleswo 
Walle, Mary Griffitt Hudson, Mae Fawbush O'Donnell, Beulj 
Correll Farley. Row two, from left: Mary Doty Hunter, Ani 
Louise Horn Hall, Anna Boyd Denton, Rozellen Griggs, ai 
Gene Clark Farley. Row three, from left: Gayle McConne 
William H. Griggs, Katheryn Sallee Adams, and Rober 
Stevenson Hobson. Row four, from left: Larry Lehman 
Claude Rawlins, John Garth, Bill Mason, Denver Sams, and Har 
B. Lucas. 

Among the 1968 class members who attended the day's activities 
were: Row one, from left: Constance Hiland Baum, Peggy 
Stuhlreyer, Kathy Schwettman Nolting, Nancy Holcomb, Libby 
Stultz Burr. Row two, from left: Larry Strunk, Ken Spurlock, 
Jerry Stewart, Skip Daugherty. 

Some of the 1958 class members present on Alumni Day wen 
Row one, from left: Pat Deal Collins, Dee Donovan Shoemakel 
Dick Dudgeon, Shirley Tirey Hacker, Peggy Wells Looney, Phyll 
Spears Welbaum, Sheila Moore Wainscott, Anna Cooper Slechte 
Emogene Cowan Holt. Row two, from left: Claude Howare 
Winifred Sizemore, Sallie Bellamy, Arthur H. Looney, Ethi 
Sesline Evans, Mary Jo Treadway Parks, Katherine LeeBell 
Adams, Opal Ballou Patterson. Row three, from left: Jir 
Skaggs, Henry M. Martin, Leonard C. Ball, Billy H. Wells, W. 5 
Wainscott, Pat Allison. Row four, from left: Cliff Parsons, Bi 
Evans, Barbara Webster Bellm, Nellie Whalen Ross, and Donn 
Bailey Wheeler. 






Dr. Eula Bingham, Class of 1951 

Vice President and University Dean of Graduate 

Studies and Research, University of Cincinnati 

After graduating from Eastern with a degree in 
chemistry, Dr. Bingham began her career as an analyt- 
ical chemist with the Hilton-Davis Chemical Com- 
pany in Cincinnati, and following a short stint in in- 
dustry took her research talents into the field of edu- 
cation at the University of Cincinnati where she 
started as a part-time research associate in 1953. 

Following M.S. and Ph. D. degrees in zoology 
from the University of Cincinnati, she continued on 
the faculty there and has enjoyed a distinguished 
career in the field of environmental health . . . both as 
a research scientist and professor. 

During the Jimmy Carter Administration, Dr. 
Bingham served as Assistant Secretary of Labor for 
Occupational Safety and Health, and has been widely 
recognized for her efforts as head of OSHA. In fact, 
because of her efforts in improving the quality of life 
for the American people, she received a $10,000 
Rockefeller Public Service Award in 1980. 

Other groups have recognized her efforts in the 
area and have honored her as well. She is the re- 
cipient of the American Lung Association's Julia 
Jones Award ... as well as the Homer Calver Award 
from the American Public Health Association, among 

A widely published author in the field of environ- 
mental health, Dr. Bingham has served on a number 
of committees, including the Food and Drug Admin- 
istration, the National Academy of Sciences, and the 
Department of Labor. She has been a distinguished 
lecturer in her field throughout the United States, 
from the University of California at Los Angeles to 
the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Dr. William J. Hagood, Jr., Class of 1946 

Practicing Physician 

Little Retreat Clinic, Clover, Virginia 

A native of Virginia, Dr. Hagood graduated from 
the Medical College of Virginia, and began practicing 
medicine in Clover some 36 years ago. During this 
time, he established himself as a respected physician 
on the local, state, and national levels as he assumed 
leadership roles in each area. 

He was elected president of the Halifax County 
Medical Society in 1950, and from that point, his ex- 
pertise and leadership were in constant demand. He 
later became president of the Virginia Academy of 
General Practice, president of the Medical Society of 
Virginia, and a member of the Virginia State Board of 


Medical Examiners. 

His talents reached nationwide proportions later 
as he assumed Vice-Speaker and Speaker roles with 
the Congress of Delegates for the American Academy 
of General Practice, positions that he had also held on 
the state level in Virginia. 

A special consultant in general practice to the 
Medical College of Virginia, he also serves on the 
Board of Trustees for that institution, and was the 
recipient of the highest award given by the Medical 
College of Virginia in 1979 — the Community Service 

A charter Fellow in the American Academy of 
Family Physicians and a member of the American 
Board of Family Practice, Dr. Hagood is presently 
serving as an alternate delegate to the American 
Medical Association's House of Delegates. 

Roy Kidd, Class of 1955 

Head Coach, Eastern Kentucky University Colonels 

The Executive Council of the Alumni Association 
broke somewhat with tradition in choosing Coach 
Kidd for this 1983 award. Normally, faculty and 
staff of the University are not considered, but the 
Council felt that they simply could not ignore the ex- 
traordinary coaching job that Kidd has done since 
coming to Eastern in 1964. 

From a 3-5 season that year, his teams gradually 
established themselves as winners, and the past four 
seasons have solidified the winning tradition that 
Coach Kidd has established at EKU. 

Over the past four years, his teams have played 
for the NCAA Division l-AA National Championship 
each year, winning the title in 1979 and in 1982, and 
in the process, establishing Eastern as the winningest 
team in Division l-AA. 

Since coming to Eastern, Coach Kidd has won six 
Ohio Valley Conference titles in addition to the two 
national crowns ... in 1980 and 1981, he was selec- 
ted as the Chevrolet Division NCAA Coach of the 
Year, and the Ohio Valley Conference named him 
Coach of the Year in 1967, 1974, 1976, 1981, and 
1982. The OVC's all-time winningest coach with a 
146-55-6 record, he has, for the past two years, been 
selected as Kentucky Sportsman of the Year by the 
Lexington Herald Leader. 

At the same time, the Louisville Coach of the 
Year Clinic named him Coach of the Year, as did the 
Louisville Quarterback Club. 

Although he has compiled 17 winning seasons as 
the Colonels' head man, perhaps the 1982 season was 
his most memorable. A 13-0 campaign, it was the 
second undefeated, untied season in Eastern's history, 
the first being Rome Rankin's 1940 team.D 

By Warren J. English 

The farm yard, the high school classroom, the news- 
paper composing room, the reunion banquet hall ^ all 
have helped shape the life of one Eastern administrator. 
And, according to the staffer, "They've played a major 
role in making me what I am today." 

What he is today is the newly appointed Director of 
Alumni Affairs. He's Dr. Ron G. Wolfe, who recently 
donned the mantle of director following the retirement 
of J.W. "Spider" Thurman, who retired in June after 21 
years of distinguished service. 

Ron is no newcomer to the job, however, unfamiliar 
with the University and the needs of the alumni. He has 
been an integral part of the staff since he joined its rolls 
as a fledgling assistant to "Spider" Thurman, who had 
achieved legendary football fame during the early for- 

But Ron's ties to Eastern extend beyond his actual 
employment at the University. His academic roots 
reach back to 1959 when he first trod the tree-lined 


campus walkways as a fresh-cheeked underclassman, 
those days, enrollment was just under 3,000, a mejs 
fraction of Eastern's peak 1980 attendance of 14,081. 

Ron entered the University fresh from his homed 
a northern Kentucky dairy farm in Falmouth, followi | 
graduation from high school as one of a 15-memb' 
class. "As a matter of fact," he observed, "it was n' 
experiences on the family dairy farm which convino 
me that I should go on to college." 

He smiled as he reminisced about his early rural 111 
"My whole life revolved around work, which is the ma 
preoccupation on any farm. My day started with mill- 
ing the cows at 4:30 a.m. seven days a week, 12 montj 
a year. The work was endless, and there was alwat 
more to be done. 

"We never took what you would call a family va 
tion; we were always too busy. But we did have O' 
family outings which were truly memorable. I still ha' 
fond recollections of our weekly food shopping trij 
into the 'big city' on Saturday mornings. It was ti\ 
highlight of our week. ' 

"The stories you hear about a farmer's life beir 
nothing but work from dawn to dark aren't too great 
exaggerated. Although I held up under my share of tl 
work, I began to question whether work was all the 
was to life. Eventually, I began to look toward a collei 
education as a way to escape from this sort of life." 

His decision made, Ron found his way to Easter 
and in 1963, he received his BA degree in English ar 
history. His trek toward his career choice as a teach' 
had begun. Feeling it necessary to get some teaching e 
perience under his belt before going on to graduate stu' 
ies, he sought — and found — a teaching position. Tf 
year immediately following his graduation found hii 
off in Havre de Grace, Maryland, teaching high schoi 
level English and composition. The next year foun 
him closer to home, again teaching English, but th 
time in Erianger, a bedroom community of Cincinnati. 

"I guess you could call my time in Erianger my 'tri 
by fire' because at the end of my year there, I faile 
about a dozen pupils. I soon found myself the center c 
a furor of activity. I was queried — and assailed — h\ 
parents, pupils, and school administrators, but I stud 
with my decision. The students had NOT met th| 
standards I set for them. I guess the most rewardini 
aspect of that whole incident is that the kids I failed wil 
speak to me today if they see me on the street. The! 
knew it was their fault they had failed." 

Following that experience, Ron returned to th 
classroom, but this time on the other side of the lecter 
as a graduate student at Ohio University. He receive' 
his MA degree, again in English, and again turned to 
high school classroom in Fort Thomas. 

Ron remembers the demands of teaching. "Thep 
was never any time for myself, time I could call m; 
own. While my friends were able to follow their hobb 
ies or enjoy their leisure time, I found myself gradim 
papers and correcting compositions, night after night 


nd even on weekends. It was an endless round of 
'ork. The worst part of It was that I couldn't do any 
iss than I was already doing. Had I done any less, I 
'ould have felt I was cheating the students. 

"So I though I'd try college level teaching, and I 
Dund a position at Northern Community College, now 
nown as Northern Kentucky University." 

Two years later, however, something happened 
'hich changed the direction of his life completely — 
nd brought him to his "home" at Eastern. He received 
telephone call from Don Feltner, vice president for 
ubiic affairs, for whom he had worked as editor of The 
astern Progress during his undergraduate days at East- 
rn. Would he like to come back to Eastern to serve as 
ssistant to the director of alumni affairs? He pondered 
is future over a long weekend before returning the call 
'ith his decision to accept the offer. 

From then on, it was just a matter of time until he 
3und himself where he is today. But it was not with- 
ut a long and hard tempering — a continuation of his 
arlier 'trial by fire.' He found himself burning the mid- 
ight oil, assisting the Eastern students in writing, ed- 
ing, and publishing The Eastern Progress. He labored 
evotedly in preparing editions of The Eastern Alum- 

ie first graduate of Eastern, 96-year old Leslie Anderson, '09, 
id the latest director of Eastern's Alumni Affairs, Ron G. V7olfe, 
alk the campus during a respite from Alumni Day activities. 

US. He attended to the myriad details of alumni days 
id homecomings. And he still found time for a special 
ive — teaching. 

He found time for another love as well. While 
:tending a university newspaper convention, he met a 
swspaper worker from Appalachian State University 
ith interests similar to his. They exchanged letters for 
uite some time after their return to their parent cam- 
uses until eventually Ron and the newsperson — Ruth 
were married. 

"We always have said that we only had five dates be- 
)re we were married. The rest of our courtship was 
arried on through the mail, over the telephone, and 

Closely watching his p's and q's, advisor Ron Wolfe makes a final 
scrutiny of a 1975 edition of The Eastern Progress. Assisting him 
is Sharon Davidson Gullette and Jan Hensley McClure. 

during visits at one another's parents' homes whenever 
we could arrange it." 

The two were married in 1972 and have two daugh- 
ters, nine-year-old Ashley and five-year-old Raegan. 

Despite his obvious familiarity with the campus and 
the programs of Eastern, Ron was not a shoe-in for the 
job. His nomination came only after national advertis- 
ing and scrutiny of applications from dozens of highly 
qualified applicants across the nation. The search 
committee found Ron most capable. 

For Ron, the position involves more than assuming a 
new job title; it involves taking on a new family, in this 
case the 45,000-some graduates of Eastern Kentucky 

That doesn't seem like much of an undertaking to 
Ron Wolfe. Having been raised in an extended family 
which included eleven siblings, as well as parents and 
visiting aunts and uncles, he is no newcomer to large 
families. And as the youngest in the family, he's also 
accustomed to serving others, a task that ties right in 
with his new job. 

"I see my job as serving the needs of the alumni of 
Eastern," Ron said. "Whether it involves providing 
them with items from our merchandising program, 
aiding them in their financial or insurance needs, helping 
them make around-the-world travel arrangements, or 
helping coordinate alumni get-togethers, I see it as part 
of my job. In a way, it's a way of repaying the Univer- 
sity for my undergraduate education." 

Ron pondered thoughtfully while phrasing his res- 
ponse to the question of what work skills he had adap- 
ted from the lengthy catalog of his predecessor, "Spi- 
der" Thurman. "I guess I'd have to say it's hard work 
and remaining humble. Spider had a way of letting 
others take the bows while he remained in the back- 
ground doing the necessary, but unglamorous, detail 
work. I think that's important. But at the same time, I 
recognize that it's sometimes necessary to do a little 
coaching from the wings too." 

His boss, Don Feltner, itemizes the qualities which 




made Ron stand out among the others considered for 
the job. "He's the type of person who welcomes change 
and challenge. Coupled with that is Ron's high degree 
of 'sticktoitiveness'. He's always willing to go that extra 
mile to get the job done. An equally important quality, 
especially in this job, is that Ron is a good listener." 

Echoing Feltner's words is Mary Frances Richards, 
Executive Secretary of the Alumni Association for a 19- 
year period prior to Spider's tenure. "Ron is so inter- 
ested in people, and that's important in alumni work. 
He relates so well to people that it makes him extreme- 
ly effective in everything he does." She praises Ron for 
"never complaining; he just does the best he can with 
what he has." 

Spider joins the others in citing the qualities which 
will help Ron in his endeavors. "Ron has one quality 
which is particularly valuable: it's his youth. There 
have been many more graduates of Eastern since Ron's 
classroom days than graduated during my period. Ron's 
similarity in age makes it easier for him to communicate 
with them than I could hope to do. 

"But more than that, Ron has demonstrated a loyal- 

"Spider" Thurman and Ron Wolfe congratulate Mary Beth Hall 
of Lexington on her election as vice president of the Alumni 
Association. Both Mary Beth and Ron are members of the class 
of 1963. 

ty to me and to the University which more than quali- 
fies him for the job. In addition, his background in 
computers and his writing ability are two skills which 
are mandatory, given the work that is before the Alumni 
Association today." 

William M. Walters, '76, president of the Association 
and a long-standing acquaintance of Ron's, points to the 
new director's "tremendous volume of non-stop energy 
which makes it possible for him to accomplish great 
quantities of work when other would have to slack off. 
His excitability and enthusiasm are contagious; they 
inspire others to follow Ron's example." 

Five generations of directors of the EKU Alumni Associaticj 
pose during Alumni Day activities. Left to right, are J.\| 
"Spider" Thurman, 1962-83; Mary Frances Richard, 1942-6! 
R.R. Richards, 1930-32 and 1933-36; Judson Harmon, 1961-6 
and newly appointed Ron Wolfe. 

Robert D. "Sandy" Goodlett, '63 MA '69, B 
Walters' predecessor, speaks of the "great deal of prai; 
and confidence I have in Ron. He did a superb job i 
assistant to Spider, and I have every expectation he wi 
maintain the same high level of proficiency. The pa 
year has been an exciting one, and I expect the upcorr 
ing years with computerization of the office procedur* 
and other changing demands on the association will t 
equally as challenging." 

Perhaps his most telling comment was in the stat( 
ment that "Spider left a legacy; now it's up to Ron t 
build on it." 

Prophetic words, indeed, but words which Ro 
seemed to anticipate as a gauntlet thrown down i 
challenge when he philosophized, "It's important t 
face adversity, whether in the farm yard at 4:30 in th 
morning or in the administrative office. After you'v 
wrestled and grappled with adversity, you find you'v 
grown and you've ended up on the top of the heap 
expect I'll have plenty of that in the future." 

Eastern graduates, meet Ron Wolfe. D 

The entire staff of Alumni Affairs discusses aspects of the record! 
computerization project just begun. From left is Lucille Dye- 
house, Edna Lake, Ron Wolfe, and Mary Doug Arhtur. 




Basketball Memories Leap 
From Weaver's Treasured Past 

By Jack D. Frost 

It has been just over 19 years since Eastern Bas- 
ketball closed a highly successful era in Weaver Health 
Building, but on a late March afternoon as workers 
ripped the old, v\/orn hardwood planks from the floor 
of the 52-year-old structure, names like Jack Adams, 
Fred Lewis, Goebel Ritter, Jim Baechtold, Carl Cole, 
and Coach Paul McBrayer leaped from the Univer- 
sity's treasured past. 

Each of these men and countless others were in- 
strumental in many of the 225 home victories 
claimed by the Maroons in the 32 years the gym was 
used for men's intercollegiate basketball. The 
Maroons (now known as the Colonels) met some of 
the nation's top teams on the Weaver hardwood be- 
tween 1931 and 1963. The Louisville Cardinals, 
always a basketball power, had the distinction of 
opening and closing the fabled basketball arena, 
falling to Eastern in the opener, 31-25, and winning 
the finale, 96-78. 

t/lembers of the 1930 Eastern basketball squad, the first to 
)lay in Weaver, are, sitting from left: Henry Triplett, Bill 
t/lelton, Ben Adams, Zelda Hale, Herman Hale; standing, 
^oach Charles "Turkey" Hughes, Hugh Spurlock, Clark Chest- 
)ut, Bill Insko, Virgil Fryman, Orland Lea, Claude Waldrop, 

The playing floor was also the scene of the long- 
est home winning streak in Eastern history — 38 
straight — and during the Weaver Health Building years. 
Maroon basketball teams dropped just 51 games. 

When the men's basketball program moved to 
modern and spacious Alumni Coliseum for the 1963- 





64 season, Weaver became the main athletic facility 
for women. Today, with a new floor, the gymnasium 
is used daily for physical education classes and is the 
playing site for Eastern's intercollegiate women's 
volleyball team. The building serves as headquarters 
for the Department of Physical Education. 

It would have seemed the appropriate thing — the 
reverent thing — to do when time came for the old hard- 
wood to be removed that last rites be read, or that 
the men who thrilled Eastern's basketball faithful 
over those many years deliver eulogies for a departed 
memory. But, it was not to be as the demolition 
went as scheduled with little fanfare. 

Chad Middleton, director of Eastern's physical 
plant, said the flooring had been sanded so often the 
finish was down to the nail heads. "The floor was 

torn so badly during removal that it had to be dis- 
carded," he said, thus collector buffs will never have 
the opportunity to preserve a piece of Eastern's 
proud past. While the hardwood has been discarded, 
the nostalgia of the Weaver days will be relived for 
years to come. 

"The Weaver Gym had a lot of personality," said 
Donald Feltner, Eastern's vice president for public 
affairs, who was first a student and then sports in- 
formation director during the heyday of Weaver's 
basketball history. "That floor was certainly a 
friendly place for Eastern teams. Some great personal 
battles were fought on that floor between Baechtold, 
Adams, and players from visiting schools such as Tom 
Marshall and Art Spoelstra from Western Kentucky; 
Dan Swartz, Morehead; Charlie Tyra, Jim Morgan and 
Jack Coleman, Louisville; and Dave Piontek of 
Xavier," added Feltner. 

Coach Charles "Turkey" Hughes, who wore many 

This was how the Weaver Health Building basketball arena ap- 
peared in 1954, five years after the building was enlarged and the 
floor direction changed. Note the free throw lane which was only 
six feet wide in those days. In 32 years. Eastern basketball teams 
claimed 225 victories on the Weaver hardwood, including 38 in a 
row between 1958 and 1962. 

With the approach of winter each year, Eastern students turned 
their attention to basketball — Maroon style. Student support 
reached such proportions that fans had to arrive at Weaver hours 
before game time to acquire the best seats. 


Paul McBrayer, who coached the Maroons to 214 victories in 16 
years (1946-1962), views some of the highlights of the mid-fif- 
ties action with Jack Adams, an Ail-American for Eastern and 
scored 1,460 points from 1953 thru 1956 to rank him fifth in 
EKU history. Adams is now professor of physical education at 
Eastern. McBrayer is retired and residing in Lexington. 



lats during his Eastern days, sent the first team onto 
;he Weaver hardwood in 1930. Alumni who were 
iround in the Great Depression years will recall the 
itarting five of Bill Melton and Herman Hale at for- 
wards; Ben Adams at center; and Zelda and Lawrence 
Hale the guards. Later in the decade Virgil McWhor- 
:er arrived out of Hazel Green to become one of the 
eading scorers in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athle- 
ic Conference of which the Maroons were then a 
nember. He found Richmond to his liking, making it 
lis home and serving as its mayor during the 60's. 

And there were others who wore the maroon and 
vhite during the pre-war years. Among them were 
'Copper John" Campbell, Charles Shuster, Bob 
^bney, and of course J.W. "Spider" Thurman, the 
_ittle All-American quarterback who exchanged 
.houlder pads for tennis shoes each winter. He went 
3n to serve as Eastern's director of alumni affairs, re- 
iring in July after 21 years. 

Following a two-year absence of roundball during - 
Vorld War II, basketball returned to the Weaver floor 
n 1944. Fred Lewis had Maroon fans quickly for- 
letting the war years for in 1945-46 he thrilled the 
:rowds with long-range shooting and finished as the 
lation's third leading scorer. His Eastern career, 
;oupled with a sterling performance in the 1946 Col- 
ege All-Star Game in Chicago Stadium, launched 
.ewis into a successful pro career. A hunting acci- 
ient shortened his playing days, but Lewis stayed 
lear the game he loved and became a successful colle- 
liate coach, building Syracuse University into a 
lational power. 

In 1946 a man arrived on the Eastern campus 
vho would alter the history of the school's basket- 
)all program. Paul McBrayer, known as "The Big 
rishman" because of his 6-4 frame, turned the Wea- 
ker gym into his personal laboratory. His product 
vas a well-tuned and winning basketball machine. All 
)f McBrayer's former players will tell you that he was 
I tough disciplinarian and organizer, much in the 
nold of the legendary Adolph Rupp under whom 
i/lcBrayer played and earned All-American honors 
it the University of Kentucky. 

Under McBrayer, a winning tradition was forged 
)n the playing floor at Weaver. Interest in Eastern 
)asketball was at an all-time high at the close of 
(/IcBrayer's first season. That year the Maroons 
lipped arch-rival Western, coached by Ed Diddle, 
mother basketball legend, 49-46, to capture the 
<.IAC title. Former students will always remember 
he Feb. 15, 1947, game which extended the Weaver 
loor winning streak to two consecutive seasons. The 
3ig Irishman was carried from the floor that evening 
)y jubilant players and fans. 

Because crowds had become so large that season, 
)lans were begun to enlarge Weaver's seating capacity 
rom 1,900 to 4,000. In doing so, the playing floor, 
vhich originally ran east and west, was changed to a 
lorth-south configuration. 

Names of players during the early McBrayer years 
nclude Ed Shemelya, Paul Hicks, Chuck Mrazovich, 
loe Fryz, Russell "Buddy" Roberts, and leading 
corer Goebel Ritter who went on to play professionally. 

The 50's were ushered in by such stalwarts as Jim 
Baechtold, Bill Bales, Harold Moberly, Elmer Tolson, 
and Shirley Kearns. Baechtold, who went on to claim 
1951 Rookie of the Year honors in the NBA with the 
Baltimore Bullets, has many cherished memories of 
the old floor where he launched his career as a player 
and then returned to succeed his old coach in 1961. 
He especially remembers the Eastern supporters. 
"The fans in that building were so close to the floor 
they almost became part of the game," he said. 
Those fans, according to Baechtold, now a recreation 
department faculty member at the University, were 
responsible for much of Eastern's success on the 
Weaver hardwood. 

The mid-50's had their share of outstanding talent. 
Jack Adams, an All-American who broke all Eastern 
scoring records, stands tall among the lot which in- 
cluded Ronnie Pelligrinon, known as "The Little 
General," Tom Holbrook, and Guy Strong and Bob 

J. W. "Spider" Thurman, left, who served as director of alumni 
affairs at Eastern for 21 years before his retirement in July, has 
changed very little in appearance since his playing days in the 
early 40's. Spider also played football and earned Little All- 
American honors at quarterback. One of the scoring stars in the 
first decade of Weaver's history was Virgil McWhorter, right, who 
came to Eastern from Hazel Green. McWhorter settled in 
Richmond and was elected mayor of the city in the 1960's. 

The 1960-61 team posed for a photo before departing on a road 
trip from Lexington's Bluegrass Field. This team was Coach Paul 
McBrayer's next to last at Eastern. Pictured, from left: Rex 
English, Larry Redmond, Rupert Stephens, Ron Pickett, Roland 
Wierwille, Larry Parks, Ralph Richardson, Phil Estepp, Coach 
McBrayer, Ray Gardner, John Callahan, manager; Nelson White, 
Carter Brandenburg, Carl Cole, Richard C. Weber, trainer. 





Mulcahy, who, like Baechtold, returned to coach 
Eastern. Adams, the only basketball player in 
Eastern history to have his number retired, is now 
a professor of physical education at EKU. 

One of the most memorable games during this 
period came on Feb. 6, 1954, when Western's No. 3 
nationally ranked Hilltoppers came to Richmond, 
riding a 21-game winning streak, the nation's longest 
at the time. Adams had one of his great moments in 
a Maroon uniform, scoring 23 points and holding 
Western Ail-American Tom Marshall to just two field 
goals as Eastern upset the 'Toppers, 63-54. 

The late-50's will be etched in Eastern history be- 
cause of the 38-game win streak which was compiled 
on the Weaver floor over five seasons. Many Eastern 
students never saw the Maroons lose. 

Ironically, the win string began on Jan. 22, 1958, 
with a 72-64 win over Murray and ended on Jan. 8, 
1962, when the Racers turned the tables, playing the 
roll of spoiler, winning 82-80 on a last-second shot. 

With the 60's came an end to an era. McBrayer 
resigned in 1961 with an overall record of 214 wins 
and 141 losses. The Big Irishman's slate on the Wea- 
ver hardwood was an incredible 1 1 1-25. 

During the final years the Maroons called Weaver 
home, more memories were etched in the hardwood 
by Carl Cole, Roland Wierwille, Ron Pickett, Jim Werk, 
Jack Upchurch, Larry Parks, and Rupert Stephens. 

One play in particular stands out during the 62-63 
season, the final one in Eastern's old basketball 
palace. A desperation 35-foot jump shot by Stephens 
sent Wittenberg reeling to a 65-63 defeat in triple 
overtime, sparking a wild, spontaneous celebration. 
That moment somehow captured the magic of the old 
Weaver floor. 

Members of the 1962-63 Eastern team, the last to play on the Weaver floor, are, sitting from left: Rupert Stephens, Roy Fannin, 
Herman Smith, Kay Morris, Larry Parks, Carter Brandenburg; standing, Jack Upchurch, Jim Werk, Ron Pickett, Larry Redmond, Russ 
Mueller, Ray Gardner, Coach Jim Baechtold. 



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Mass Comm Celebrates Birthday 

By Mary Brodbeck 

In the faintly-lit corner of Arling- 
ton's Mule Barn, not far from the di- 
sheveled serving bar, his feet tapping to 
the Beach Boys' "Surfin' U.S.A.", sat 
Tom Howell, '77, press secretary for 
George Atkins. 

Hovi/eli, a broadcasting major, was 
one of the many alumni, faculty and mass 
communications students who attended 
the mass communications department's 
tenth anniversary party in April. 

Howell credits his college work ex- 
perience for his success in his career. He 
worked as a weekend disc jockey for 
WVLK in Lexington and also worked at 
the local Richmond radio station, WEKY. 
Howell served in public service promotion 
for Eastern and as senior radio and televi- 
sion specialist for the state government. 

"If I had not been given the oppor- 
tunity to gain experience, I would never 
be where I am today," said Howell. "Ex- 
perience is where it's at, and I'm lucky 
that I got it." 

The mass communications depart- 
ment emphasizes the practical approach 

to learning, offering opportunities for the 
students to gain experience in their 
chosen career and for future employ- 

Delma Francis, '75, a journalism 
graduate and former editor of The East- 
ern Progress, agrees with the practical 
approach to learning. 

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"The class provided the fundamen- 
tals, while working on the paper provided 
opportunities to practice these fundamen- 
tals," she said. Following graduation, 
Francis worked for the Lexington Herald- 
Leader and 18 months later, she was 
hired by the Louisville Times where she is 

Mike Feldhaus, '74, a broadcasting 
major, worked for one and one-half years 
at a community radio station which gave 
him "good, basic experience." Feldhaus 
is now broadcasting director for the Ken- 
tucky Farm Bureau Association. 

Brenda Hawkins, a recent public rela- 
tions graduate, now heads the foreign 
studies department at the United States 
Achievement Academy in Lexington. 

"My public relations classes did a 
good enough job in preparing me for my 
career," explained Hawkins, "but I have 
to give most of the credit to my master's 
degree in business education. I also 
gained a lot of valuable experience when I 
was the president of the Public Relations 
Student Society of America." 

The mass communications depart- 
ment moved out of the speech and drama 
department in 1973 with a class enroll- 
ment of barely 200 students. The faculty 
consisted of five instructors, teaching a 
total of 12 classes for only two majors. 

Today, the department offers three 
majors as well as six minors and two 
options, 56 classes, and 23 faculty. 

In the fall of 1983, the department 
will move from the Wallace Building to 
the Donovan Building, the former site of 
the Division of Television and Radio. 

"We are presently teaching in eight 
different buildings. The move to Dono- 
van will allow for all Mass Communica- 

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tions classes to be held under one roof. 
We are also gaining our own darkroom, a 
conference room and much more equip- 
ment," said James Harris, department 

Even though the mass communica- 
tions department has been restructured 
and modernized over the past ten years, 
one constant remains: the talent of the 
students and the opportunities to release 
those talents through practical hands-on 

Five High School Seniors Awarded 
Thurman Scholarships 

Five graduating high school seniors 
have been awarded Thurman Alumni 
Scholarships from the Alumni Associa- 
tion. The $2,400 grants are given annu- 
ally to outstanding students who main- 
tain high academic standards, and they 
are renewable for eight consecutive se- 

The Alumni Association, which 
maintains 25 grants, named its scholar- 
ship program this past spring in honor of 
J.W. "Spider" Thurman, who retired in 
June after 21 years as director of the 
Division of Alumni Affairs. 

The five students who received the 
scholarships for 1983-84 are: Johann 
Herklotz, Bellevue High School, daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. William Herklotz; Sheila 
Slone, McDowell High School, daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Slone; Lisa 
Leszczynski, Madison Central High 
School, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard 
Leszczynski; Mark Turpin, Model Labora- 
tory School, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert 
L. Turpin; and Daren Marionneaux, 
Madison Central High School, son of Dr. 
and Mrs. Ron Marionneaux. 

"Come Fly at Eastern' 
Aviation Program 

Through New 

A new aviation program got off the 
ground at Eastern this summer when 
students began enrolling in a private pilot 
ground school course and integrated 
flight program. 

The establishment of an aviation pro- 
gram in the College of Applied Arts and 
Technology was approved last January by 
the Board of Regents. The program is 
coordinated by Dr. Wilma J. Walker, 
assistant professor of geography and 
planning, who is affiliated with the Rich- 
mond Flying Club. She says the ground 
school course is taught by a Federal Avia- 
tion Administration-approved instructor; 
the flight experience will be given by an 
airport fixed base operator. 

According to Dr. Joseph Schwende- 

Seventeen EKU staff and faculty members with service totaling 316 years were honorej 
at the Spring Faculty Dinner in the Keen Johnson Building's Grand Ballroom. Th 
retirees and the year they began at Eastern are seated, left to right, Gertrude L. Rodar 
an RN with Student Health Services, 1972; Mary M. McGlasson, assistant professor c 
biology, 1967; Alvin G. McGlasson, professor of mathematics, 1949; Jeanne StuI 
assistant professor of physical education at Model Laboratory School, 1971; standing 
left to right, Richard Turner, associate professor of education, 1974; Dr. Willard E 
Swinford, professor of industrial education and technology, 1955; Dr. Jay C. Mah 
professor of physics, 1968; Dr. Byno R. Rhodes, professor of English, 1958; D 
Richard Lee Gentry, chair of the department of physical education, 1964; Dr. Robei 
W. Posey, dean of the College of Law Enforcement, 1966; Dr. William A. Householdei 
professor of agriculture, 1965; and James S. Way, associate professor of industrial ec 
ucation and technology, 1967. Absent when photo was taken were J.W. "Spider 
Thurman, director of alumni affairs, 1962; Margaret Thurman, chair of the departmer 
of medical assisting technology, 1964; Hallie Campbell, residence hall director, Sulliva 
Hall, 1968; Dr. Ward J. Rudersdorf, professor of biology, 1967. 

man, dean for undergraduate studies, this 
course represents the initial step in the 
development of a certification program in 
aviation that could possibly lead to 
associate and baccalaureate degree pro- 
grams. He says the response and interest 
shown by students will decide the future 
development of the program. 

Forensic Science Program Turns Out 
Well-Trained Grads 

The numbers are not high, but the 
quality could be termed as excellent re- 
garding Eastern's forensic science pro- 
gram. In just eight years, the program has 
endured the fledgling stage and is now 
producing trained forensic scientists who 
are finding criminalistics laboratory jobs 
throughout the midwest. 

According to Dr. Robert Fraas, di- 
rector of the program, 30 students have 
received degrees since 1975. "Many of 
those grads have found good jobs or are 
attending graduate school," he said. 

Fraas says the popular television 
show "Quincy" has created considerable 
interest in the program, but adds that the 
glamour of the profession as shown on 
TV fades somewhat when students 
discover the amount of science courses re- 
quired in the program. "I would advise 

that any high school student interested i 
pursuing a degree in forensic scienc 
should have a strong science orientation 
especially chemistry." 

Eastern offers two degree prograrri 
in criminalistics forensic science. Th 
Associate of Arts (two-year) degree i 
criminalistics is designed for students ir 
terested in crime scene technology. Sti 
dents acquiring this degree will have trair 
ing in crime scene search, evidence pre 
servation, report writing, and a basi 
knowledge of crime laboratory tecl"! 
niques. j 

The Bachelor of Science (four-yearl 
degree is pursued by students interested 
in a career in a forensic laboratory. Th| 
degree requires 30 semester hours oj 
forensic science course work and 4.( 
hours of supporting courses in chemistryl 
physics, and mathematics. An Integra 
part of the curriculum requirement for 
bachelor's degree is an internship with ai 
affiliated crime laboratory. 

EKU Archives Receives Shackelford 
Family Papers 1 

Mrs. Field Blanton of Richmond! 
daughter of former Madison County Cir 
cuit Court Judge William Rodes Shackel 
ford (1869-1936), has donated the' 



hackelford family papers (1786-1964) 
jr permanent preservation to the Eastern 

According to Archivist Charles Hay, 
ie collection is rich in documenting the 
Istory of the family and its impact on 
le development of Madison County in 
le late 19th and early 20th centuries. 
if particular interest, Hay notes, is corre- 
)ondence between Judge Shackelford 
id Cassius M. Clay, materials that docu- 
lent Shackelford's prominent role in the 
lasons, and his leadership in the estab- 
shment of a state normal school at Rich- 
lond. "No doubt the papers will be used 
/ the researchers currently writing the 
istory of Madison County," said Hay. 

ew Honor Recognition for 1983-84 
rads Approved 

Beginning with next spring's com- 
lencement exercises, baccalaureate and 
isociate degree graduates at Eastern who 
ave maintained high academic standing 
ill receive special honors recognition. 

The revisions of honors, which was 
Dproved recently by the Board of Re- 
;nts, are as follows. Those students who 
:tain a cumulative grade point average 
aPA) of 3.9 or higher on all semester 
Durs on record at EKU and complete a 
linimum of 64 semester hours at the 
niversity will be graduated Summa Cum 
aude. Also, students who accumulate a 
PA of 3.7 but less than 3.9 and have 
jmpleted a minimum of 64 hours at the 
niversity will be graduated Magna Cum 
aude. In addition to these honors, stu- 
3nts with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 but 
ss than 3.7 and complete a minimum of 

1 semester hours at the University will 
5 graduated Cum Laude. 

For associate degree graduates, 
Dnors will be awarded as follows. Those 
udents who have a cumulative GPA of 
.7 or higher and complete a minimum of 

2 semester hours at the University will 

3 graduated "With High Distinction." 
Iso, students with a cumulative GPA of 
.5 but less than 3.7 and complete a mini- 
lum of 32 semester hours at the Univer- 
ty will be graduated "With Distinction." 

Students graduating with honors in 
Dth degrees will be listed in the com- 
lencement programs, recognized during 
jmmencement exercises and college 
iceptions, identified on their diploma 
id transcript with honors noted, and 
varded a suitable gift. The student grad- 
ating as a candidate for honors would 
so be distinguished from other grad- 
ates by wearing a sash with the tradi- 
onal cap and gown at the graduation 

eport Reveals 1982 Grads Competed 
'ell in Job Market 

Recent information compiled by 
astern's Division of Career Development 
Id Placement indicates that 1982 grad- 
ates competed successfully in the 
Tiployment market. 

Statistics released in the division's 
inual report on the Class of 1982 reveal 
lat 87 percent of EKU grads have found 

employment in their chosen career field, 
and 65 percent are now working in Ken- 

Kurt Zimmerman, director of the 
CD&P office, said the report seems to re- 
flect the overall strength of Eastern's 
academic curriculum. "Faced with a 
declining economic situation and a weak 
employment market, salaries received by 
EKU graduates were very competitive 
with grads from southeastern United 
States colleges and universities having 
similar curriculums," said Zimmerman. 

While the number of employers re- 
cruiting on campus increased in 1981-82 
by almost six percent to 223, job oppor- 
tunities listed by employers declined by 
nine percent, according to Zimmerman, 
who added that preliminary reports for 
1983 reflect a continuing drop in the 
employment market for this year's grad- 
uating class. He said about 30 percent 
fewer employers conducted campus inter- 
views in '82-'83 with the largest reduction 
in the business industrial area. 

One bright spot for 1983 grads is in 
the area of teacher recruitment. Zimmer- 
man says more school systems visited 
Eastern this year than in 1981-82. "In- 
creased activity by school system re- 
cruiters on college campuses may be one 
of the first indicators that the demand for 
teachers is on an upward spiral, some- 
thing that has been predicted by educa- 
tion experts beginning in the mid - 

Board of Regents Approves 1983-84 

The Board of Regents has approved a 
1983-84 educational and general expendi- 
tures budget of $51,726,645. This figure 
provides support for instruction, research, 
and public service missions of the Univer- 
sity as well as libraries, academic and in- 
stitutional support, student services, and 
physical plant operation. 

Also approved was $11,578,980 in 
revenues and expenditures in auxiliary 
enterprises which include self-supporting 
activities such as housing, food services, 
and bookstore. 

State appropriations will account for 
53.6 percent of the total revenues while 
student tuition and fees total 19.6 per- 
cent. This budget also provides for a 
total of $680,000 in contingencies against 
a possible three percent reduction in state 
appropriations by the Council on Higher 

Tuition costs reflecting a 15.1 per- 
cent increase set by the Council were also 
acknowledged in the budget approval. 
The percentage was applied across the 
board for resident, non-resident, under- 
graduate, and graduate students. Tuition 
for the 1983-84 academic year will be as 
follows: resident undergraduate-$388 
per semester, an increase of $51; non- 
resident undergraduate~$l,163, up $152; 
resident graduate-$427, up $56; and non- 
resident graduate-$l,279, up $167. 

President J.C. Powell said the Univer- 
sity was able to soften the impact of the 
mandatory tuition increase by attempting 
to hold the line on other student fees. He 

noted that while double occupancy dor- 
mitory room rental was raised by $30 per 
semester, the fee now includes the $10 
per semester refrigerator rental, and that 
the student activity fee absorbed the $10 
health fee that was previously charged. 

In other business, the Board gave 
approval to a second year agreement be- 
tween the University and the Madison 
County Board of Education for the Oper- 
ation of Model Laboratory School as a 
Child Learning and Study Center. It also 
authorized Dr. Powell to offer to the 
Richmond Independent School Board a 
renewal of the Regent's agreement. The 
1983-84 agreement is exactly the same as 
last year's pact. Under the agreement 
with the Madison County Board, the 
county system will retain funds under the 
Minimum Foundation Allotment, includ- 
ing the Capital Outlay and Power Equili- 
zation provisions not to exceed 
$190,000. All amounts in excess of that 
total will be forwarded to the University. 

In other Board matters: 

Dr. Bonnie Gray, associate professor 
of philosophy, took the oath as the new 
faculty regent following her recent elec- 
tion to that position by the Faculty 

Dr. Truett Ricks, associate dean of 
the College of Law Enforcement since 

Dr. Truett Ricks 

1972, was named the dean of that college 
effective June 1, replacing Dr. Robert 
Posey who retired. 

Dr. Ron G. Wolfe, who has served in 
alumni affairs since 1969, was named Di- 
rector of the Division of Alumni Affairs 
effective July 1 after serving as acting di- 
rector since Jan. 1. 

Dr. Peggy Stanaland, who has been at 
EKU since 1968, was appointed chairman 
of the Department of Physical Education 
effective Aug. 15, replacing Dr. Lee Gen- 
try who is retiring. 

Named James L. Grigsby to Director 
of the Division of Admissions and School 
Relations and Mrs. Donna Black Kenney 
as Assistant Director. Both had been 
serving in acting capacities since July 1, 




student Newspaper Takes Second Place 
in National Contest 

The Eastern Progress has received a 
second place award in the 1982 Society 
for Collegiate Journalists Publications and 
Broadcast Contest. The Eastern paper 
was one of 23 entries in the newspaper 

Contest judge Lawrence Beaupre, 
managing editor for the Rochester, NY, 
Times-Union, said, "The Eastern Progress 
was probably the most complete news- 
paper among the entries, and scored 
highly because of that. The paper bills It- 
self as a 'laboratory publication,' so it 
may have had some advantage over others 
because of professional guidance." The 
Breeze of James Madison University In 
Virginia took first place honors. 

Shanda Pulliam, Paris, editor of the 
1982-83 paper, won a second place award 
In the sports news category In which 
there were 35 entries. In addition, Keith 
Klelne, Richmond, received an honorable 
mention In the category of display adver- 

Faculty advisor to the newspaper is 
Marilyn Bailey. 

Martin Memorial Scholarship Recipient 

Mary Emily Elliott of Stanford has 
been chosen to receive the Annie Peek 
Martin and Henry Franklin Martin Memo- 
rial Scholarship. 

The scholarship was established by 
Dr. Robert R. Martin, president emeritus 
and State Senator from the 22nd District, 
In honor of his parents, who were natives 
of Lincoln County. Dr. Martin was born 
In Lincoln County, near McKlnney. 

The Scholarship, financed by the In- 
come from a trust set up by Dr. Martin, 
is awarded annually to an outstanding 
student from Lincoln County. 

Miss Elliott, the daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Taylor Elliott, Is majoring In Ele- 
mentary Education. 

Junior Pre-Med Major Receives 

Charles Sutkamp of Bellevue, a 
junior pre-med major, has been awarded 
the Wllma Carroll Alumni Scholarship for 
the 1983-84 academic year. 

The scholarship, established to honor 
the late Miss Carroll of Campton, who 
served as president of the EKU Alumni 
Association, Is a $900 annual grant which 
is awarded every two years to an out- 
standing junior who Is a part of the alum- 
ni scholarship program. 

Recipients of the Carroll Scholarship 


must maintain a minimum 3.5 grade 
point average and remain In good stand- 
ing with the University. 

Sutkamp is the son of Dr. and Mrs. 
Jerry Sutkamp of Bellevue. 

Grad Student Will Study in England This 

Miss Gaye Bush, of Mobile, AL, a 23- 
year-old graduate student In English, re- 
ceived a tuition scholarship to study 
Shakespeare and Chaucer this past sum- 
mer at Queen Elizabeth College In Lon- 
don, England. 

The travel/study course was offered 
in conjunction with the Cooperative 
Center for Study in Britain. Miss Bush, 
the daughter of Mrs. Lolla B. Bush, for- 
merly of Palntsville, and the late John D. 
Bush, is a 1982 Eastern graduate with a 
bachelor or arts degree In English. 

Denise K. Walters, a 22-year-old August 
graduate from Harrison County with a de- 
gree in forensic science, served an intern- 
ship this summer In the criminology labo- 
ratory with the Tennessee Bureau of In- 
vestigation in Donaldson. 

EKU Student Elected Vice President of 
National Honor Society 

Scott Pickett, of Hagerstown, MD, a 
sophomore police administration major, 
has been elected vice president of Alpha 
Phi Sigma, the national Criminal Justice 
Honor Society, during the annual confer- 
ence In San Antonio, TX. 

The son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas 
Pickett, he is a member of the Epsllon 

chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma and also Is 
member in Eastern's Tae Kwon Do Clu 
a martial arts group. 

To be eligible for membership In tt 
honor society, a student must malnta 
at least a 3.0 grade point average over; 
and 3.2 In his academic major. Pickett, 
graduate of South Hagerstown Hie 
School, will serve a one-year term as vi( 
president of the 76-chapter organization 

Nineteen ROTC Cadets Commissioned \ 
Army Officers 

Nineteen Reserve Officers Trainir 
Corps cadets at Eastern have bee 
commissioned second lieutenants in tt 
U.S. Army. 

The names and hometowns of Vt 
commissioned officers are: Brian I 
Brode, Harrlsburg, PA; Norma J. Case; 
Lawrenceburg; Kim Cosker, CInclnnat 
OH; Scott T. Galloway, Cincinnati, 01- 
Nickl A. Haynes, Murchison, TX; Hug 
E. HIte, Frankfort; James W. McGuIr 
Jr., Harrodsburg; Kelsle Meadow 
Stearns; Angel C. Ortiz, Ft. Knox; Han 
Patton, Boonevllle; John R. Powel 
Richmond; Kirk T. Randolph, Xenia, Ol- 
Larry M. Roe, Silver Spring, MD; Ralp 
E. Sage, Campbellsburg; Ray L. Shrou 
Covington; Floyd Southerland, PInevlll 
David W. Spence, Boonevllle; Jacquelir 
M. Truesdell, Norwood, OH; Robert I 
Weaver, Monroe, OH. 

Fifteen Political Science Students, Stal 
Rep. Moberly Honored 

Fifteen political science studenti 
honored for excellence In political scleno 
study, have been Inducted Into PI Sigm 
Alpha, the national political sclenc! 
honor society. 

The EKU chapter also honored Han 
Moberly, Jr., an Eastern graduate, whi 
has represented the 81st District In th| 
Kentucky House of Representatives sine 
1978. A political science major, Moberl! 
graduated In 1974 "with high distind 
tlon" and subsequently earned a law d(j 
gree from the University of Loulsvliu! 
He practices law In Richmond. i 

The 15 students honored were 
George A. Alexander III, Valdosta, GP 
Timothy B. Barber, Palntsville; Paul F 
Boughman, Louisville; Marcia WIremai 
Branham, Jackson; Teri Leigh Butcheij 
Palntsville; VIcki Doolln, Lancaster 
Thomas Eagle, Franklin, OH; Charle. 
Wayne Hatfield, Forest Hills; William . 
Humes, Chaplin; Donna Jackson, Berei 
Wendell C. Lawrence, Paducah; Malcor 
Stauffer, Louisville; William C. Pressor 
Benton; Lori Rogers, Louisville; ari' 
Debbie A. Wilson, Harrison, TN. 


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The 1983 Excellent in Teaching Award recipients at Eastern were recently honored. 
One teacher from each of the nine academic colleges is selected annually. This year's 
honorees are: sitting, left to right, Gladys W. Masagatani, College of Allied Health and 
Nursing; Diane L. Vachon, College of Applied Arts and Technology; Mary McGlasson, 
College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences; standing, from left. Dr. John B. Anglin, 
College of Education; Dr. Un Choi Shin, College of Arts and Humanities; Dr. James W. 
Fox, College of Law Enforcement; Dr. Herman Bush, College of Health, Physical Educa- 
tion, Recreation, and Athletics; Dr. Raid Luhman, College of Social and Behavioral 
Sciences; Dr. Bertee Adkins, College of Business. 

Busson Will Serve on Editorial Board of 
National Journal 

Dr. Terry Busson, professor and chair 
of the Department of Political Science, 
has been chosen to serve on the editorial 
board of the Public Administratiue Re- 

The Public Administration Review is 
the national journal of the American 
Society for Public Administration, a 
nationwide organization of over 20,000 
federal, state, and local government ad- 
ministrators as well as college teachers 
and administrators. The board of editors 
is responsible for reviewing manuscripts 
and for maintaining the high quality of 
the journal. 

McCord Elected to National Office 

Dr. James McCord, director of East- 
ern's Paralegal Program, has been elected 
president-elect of the American Associa- 
tion for Paralegal Education (AAFPE). 
He will assume the office at the associa- 
tion's annual meeting in October in San 

The American Association for Para- 


legal Education is an organization com- 
prised of paralegal educators and program 
directors who represent institutions of 
higher education located throughout the 
United States. The paralegal profession is 
one of the fastest growing professions in 
the United States and is expected to 
double in positions by 1990 or sooner. 

Blanchard Elected President of State 
Political Scientists 

Dr. Paul Blanchard, professor of 
political science, has been elected Presi- 
dent of the Kentucky Political Science 

He has taught at Eastern since 1970, 
and holds a doctoral degree in political 
science from the University of Kentucky, 
as well as degrees from the University of 
Michigan and Southern Illinois Univer- 
sity. Before being elected President of 
KPSA, he served as executive secretary 
of the organization for the past six years. 
Besides his regular duties as a political 
science professor, Blanchard also hosts a 
biweekly cable television program, 
"Town Hall," on which he interviews 
Kentucky political leaders. For the past 
six years he has directed the Robert A. 

Taft Seminar for teachers, a specll 
summer workshop. I 

As KPSA president, Blanchard v!l 
serve as program chairman of the 19(1 
meeting of the Association, which will- 
hosted by Eastern. | 

Two History Profs Receive Summer I 
Appointments ' 

Two Eastern history professors ; 
ceived summer appointments from t: 
National Endowment for the Humaniti' 

Dr. Bert Mutersbaugh participatedj' 
a seminar for college teachers at Indicli 
University on the topic "Americ 
Indian-White Relations: Columbus i: 
Removal." Dr. William E. Ellis travel]: 
to the University of North Carolina ii 
the NEH seminar on "The Ameriq' 
South as Symbol and Myth." 

Powers Is New President of State 
Home Ec Association 

Dr. Betty C. Powers, professor a 
chair of the Department of Home E( 
nomics Association. She was install 
last spring at the annual meeting 

KHEA is a professional organizati 
of approximately 550 home economi 
in education, business, higher educatio 
extension, and public service occupatio 

Foreign Language Professor Receives 
Fulbright Grant for German Study 

Dr. Sylvia D. Burkhart, professor 
German, is the recipient of a Fulbric 
grant to participate in a summer semir 
on German culture and civilization. 

The first segment in the two-p 
seminar was held in Bonn, West Germar 
the capital of the Federal Republic 
Germany, and the final segment was 

Dr. Burkhart, who has been at EK 
since 1965, received her bachelor of a 
degree in German from the University 
Kentucky. She earned the master of a 
degree and her doctorate in German frc 
the University of Cincinnati. In 1960-C 
she studied at the University of Held 
berg in West Germany. 

EKU Art Instructor Receives Award 

Donald Dewey, instructor of prii 
making in the Department of Art, h 
been awarded a purchase prize for I 
drawing "Self-Portrait" in the 19' 
National Drawing Exhibition at Trent 
State College in Trenton, NJ. 

The exhibition was open to all artii 
now living in the U.S. Dewey has be 
teaching at Eastern since 1970. 



ubiak Receives Fulbright Award 

Dr. Tim Kubiak, professor of geogra- 
hy and planning, has received a 1984 
ulbright Award at the University of 
isbon in Portugal. The award is adminis- 
!red by the Fulbright Program of the 
ouncil for the International Exchange of 

While at the University of Lisbon, 
ubiak will conduct seminars and re- 
!arch on urban space and land use analy- 
s. He and his family will reside in Portu- 
j| for six months under the program. 

The Fulbright program was initiated 
y the Fulbright Act of 1945 and is now 
ipported by the Mutual Education and 
ultural Exchange Act of 1961. The pur- 
ose of the program is to enable the U.S. 
Dvernment to increase mutual under- 
anding between the people and scholars 
f participating countries. 

KU'S Wolford Elected to Regional Post 

Dr. Bruce I. Wolford, associate pro- 
!SSor of Correctional Services, has been 
[ected Director of Region III of the 
orrectional Education Association. 

The Region III membership of 500 
orrections teachers and administrators is 
rawn from eight midwestern states; 
linois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, 
lissouri, Ohio, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. 

Wolford has been a member of CEA 
3r the past 10 years and presently serves 
s co-editor and publisher of The Journal 
f Correctional Education. 

lodger Meade Receives Appointment 

Rodger Meade, manager of Eastern's 
lookstore, has been appointed to serve as 
member of the Nominating Committee 
f the National Association of College 
tores. The Nominating Committee is 
harged with the task of presenting a slate 
f candidates to the membership for Pres- 
Jent/Secretary and three Trustees. 

Meade has served as president of the 
ventucky Association of College Stores 
ince 1981. He has also served as vice 
iresident of KACS. 

National Association of College 
itores is headquartered in Oberlin, Ohio, 
nd serves 2,527 college/university stores 
n the United States, Canada, and 15 
oreign countries. 

/lohanty Elected to Head State Group 

Dr. Amiya K. Mohanty, professor of 
ociology, has been elected as president- 
lect of the Anthropologists and Sociolo- 
ists of Kentucky. 

Mohanty, who has served as the state 
hairman for the Southern Sociology 
■ociety, has been at Eastern since 1969. 

iraybar Receives Grant to Continue 
tesearch on 1946 Atomic Tests 

A National Endowment for the 
lumanities Summer Stipend has been 
warded to Eastern history professor Dr. 
•loyd J. Graybar, enabling him to further 

his research on the 1946 atomic bomb 
tests held at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific. 

Graybar has been working on this 
project for several years and has previous- 
ly been awarded grants by the Faculty 
Research Committee of Eastern and by 
the Earhart Foundation of Ann Arbor, 
Michigan. In 1980, he attended the NEH 
Summer Seminar at the University of 
Arizona. He has published an article on 
these tests in Mililary Affairs and has read 
a paper on the subject before the Organi- 
zation of American Historians. He ex- 
pects to conduct his research this summer 
at Yale, Clemson, the Council on Foreign 
Relations in New York City, and in 
Washington, DC, where he will study pri- 
marily at the National Archives and the 
Smithsonian Institution. 

He is currently involved in an on- 
going effort to interview hundreds of the 
participants in the 1946 atomic bomb 

Kuhn Receives Grant to Develop 
Instructional Computer Uses 

Dr. Karl F. Kuhn, professor of phys- 
ics and astronomy, has been awarded a 
grant by the National Science Foundation 
(NSF) and Atari, Inc., to develop instruc- 
tional uses of the computer. 

Kuhn, author of two nationally-used 
physics textbooks, says the grant is one 
of 58 awarded across the nation in a 
cooperative venture between NSF and a 
number of computer companies. Under 
the grant, Eastern was given two com- 
plete Atari 800 computer systems along 
with travel funds to allow Kuhn to show 
his results to other teachers at profession- 
al meetings. 

He says that most classroom use of 
the computer in the past has involved one 
or two students at a time working with 
the computer. He is developing computer 
programs that are designed to be used by 
a teacher in front of an entire class to 
demonstrate principles of physics and 
astronomy. Kuhn began work on his 
project in Fall 1981 using his own Atari 
computer and says that the Atari is 
ideally suited to this task. Reception of 
the grant will allow him to proceed at a 
much greater rate. 

USGF Selects Holmes as Judge for 
National Sports Festival 

The United States Gymnastics 
Federation selected Dr. Harold Z. 
Holmes, professor of physical education, 
as a judge for the men's gymnastics 
competition at the National Sports Festi- 
val held this summer at the U.S. Air 
Force Academy in Colorado Springs. 

Holmes, a native of Urbana, IL, and a 
graduate of the University of Illinois, has 
been at Eastern since 1969. While he has 
judged several gymnastics meets on the 
high school and college level, this was 
Holmes' first time at judging national 
level competition. 

The festival is sponsored by the U.S. 
Olympic Committee to provide national 
quality competitive opportunities in 
Olympic and Pan American Games sports. 

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Bird is a Cardinal 

Steve Bird 

Steve Bird, Eastern's Ail-American 
wide receiver, who was selected as the 
Ohio Valley Conference male Athlete of 
the Year, was drafted in the fifth round 
by the Cardinals of the National Football 
League. He has since signed a series of 
one-year contracts. 

Bird, a 5-11, 181-pound native of 
Corbin, was recipient of the Colonels' 
Most Valuable Player Award on Offense 
this past season, in addition to being 
picked as the Ohio Valley Conference's 
MVP on offense. 

"We're really happy for Steve and 
believe he has an excellent chance to 
make it," said EKU head coach Roy 
Kidd. "Steve has the desire and will work 
hard. He was one of the most gifted, 
talented athletes I've ever coached at 

Bird, a first-team Kodak All-Amer 
can, led the conference in receiving thi 
past season, hauling In 63 catches fo 
1,056 yards and 10 touchdowns. He als 
added 69 yards rushing and one TD. 

His career totals at Eastern include 
112 catches for 2,056 yards and 18 TD' 
receiving and added another 65 yard 
rushing and one touchdown. He returnei 
13 punts for 51 yards and seven kickoff 
for 63 yards in his four-year career. 

Bird was a four-time recipient of th 
Chevrolet MVP award in Eastern's tele 
vised games. His top game in 1982 wa 
the Murray State game, won by th 
Colonels in the last few seconds 21-2C 
when he caught eight passes for 97 yard 
and two TD's, including the six-yari 
game-winner with 13 seconds left. 

EKU Golfer, Golf Coach Receive OVC 
Honors For 1983 

The Ohio Valley Conference has 
honored Eastern golf coach Bobby Sea- 
holm and freshman golfer Russ Barger 
with post-season awards. 

Seaholm, who completed his second 
season after coming to Eastern from the 
University of Texas where he was an 
assistant coach, was named 1983 OVC 
Golf Coach of the Year for the second 
straight year. He has guided the Eastern 
golf team to consecutive OVC golf titles. 

Barger, a native of Oak Ridge, Tenn., 
was named 1983 OVC Golfer of the Year 
for his medalist honors in the OVC 
tournament. Barger shot a 219 (77-70- 
72) for the 54-hole tourney, two strokes 
ahead of the 1982 OVC Golfer of the 
Year and fellow EKU teammate Pat 
Stephens, a senior from Richmond. 

Barger finished the season second on 
the team and ranked among the top five 
in the OVC in average per 18 holes of 
play. He shot an average 75.7 strokes per 
round. Stephens led the league with his 
74.1 average. 

Spring Football Drills Over at EKU, 
Captains Picked 

With the ending of spring football 
drills at Eastern Kentucky University, the 
Colonel players elected their captains for 
this fall's 1983 football season. 

Chosen to captain the offensive unit 
were senior flanker Tron Armstrong and 
senior center Chris Sullivan, while senior 


noseguard Mike McShane and senior end 
Allen Young were picked to head the de- 
fensive unit. 

Armstrong, 6-1, 198-pound native of 
St. Petersburg, FL, was a 1982 pre-season 
All-American by The Sporting News and 
a pick on the '83 All-Ohio Valley Con- 
ference team. He was EKU's second- 
leading and the OVC's third best receiver 

pounds from St. Petersburg, FL, an 
Young, 6-3, 218-pounder from Louisville 
are returning starters on this uni 
McShane, a second team AII-OVC Medi 
Association pick, had 37 tackles, 2 
assists and 11 tackles behind the line c 
scrimmage, while Young was credite 
with 29-12 and eight tackles behind th 

Eastern Kentucky University 
1983 Football Schedule 





Sept. 3 

East Tennessee 



Sept. 10 

*Youngstown St. 



Sept. 24 




Oct. 1 

*Austin Peay(HC) 



Oct. 8 

*Middle Tenn. 



Oct. 22 

Western Ky. 



Oct. 29 

*Murray St. 



Nov. 5 

*Tennessee Tech 



Nov. 12 

*Morehead St. 



* Ohio Valley Conference Game 

t/adden Picked as Alternate to U.S 
Olympic Volleyball Team 

last year, hauling in 38 passes for 475 
yards for four TD's. Sullivan, a 6-2, 248- 
pounder from New Port Richey, FL, was 
a second-team AII-OVC Media Associa- 
tion pick last season. 

On defense, McShane, 5-10, 228 

Senior volleyball player Deanni 
Madden has made first-alternate on th< 
1984 United States Women's Olympi' 
Volleyball team which will compete nex 
summer in Los Angeles, CA. 

Madden, a Hopewell, OH, native 
would be promoted to the team if any 
current player is dismissed or becomes in 
jured. Madden led the Colonels to a 34 
14 record in 1982. 


You're invited to enjoy five 
Saturday afternoons this 
autumn at Hanger Field 
with Coach Roy Kidd's 
defending NCAA Division 
1-AA national football 
champions. An attractive 
five-game home schedule 
awaits Colonel fans begin- 
ning Sept. 3 with an excit- 
ing Labor Day weet<end 
clash with Southern Confer- 
ence foe East Tennessee. 

If you've enjoyed watching 
the Colonels during their 
16 national and regional 
television appearances these 
past four seasons enroute to 
the national championship 
game which they captured 
twice, you owe it to your- 

self and your family to plan 
five weekends in Richmond 
where football is king! 

And when you attend the 
game, plan to arrive early 
and join the "Tailgating" 
excitement which is fast be- 
coming as popular as the 
football action itself. Nu- 
merous campers, picnic 
tables, and fun-loving tail- 
gaters arrive each Friday 
evening or Saturday morn- 
ing to enjoy a pleasant out- 
ing adjacent to the stadium 
and watch what has become 
"America's Team" (to bor- 
row Ted Turner's creation) 
perform on the gridiron. 

Fans come from all over 
Kentucky and neighboring 
states to watch the most ex- 
citing brand of football 
played anywhere. We have 
blended all the right ingre- 
dients for a perfect football 
weekend-good seats, great 
football, tailgating, excel- 
lent lodging accommoda- 
tions, plentiful parking, a 
beautiful campus setting, 
and gorgeous autumn 
weather. If we sound ex- 
cited about our football 
program, it's because 
we are. 

So, do yourself and your 
family a favor. Plan to 
spend five Saturdays with 
the Colonels. Season tickets 
are priced at $40.00, a super 
bargain. Individual game 
tickets for all except the 
season opener can be 
ordered in advance for 
$8.00 each. Simply com- 
plete the ticket order form 
provided here and return it 
along with your check to 
the Athletic Ticket Office, 
Eastern Kentucky 
University, Richmond, 
Ky. 40475-0933. 

Make checks payable to Eastern Kentucky Uniuersity. 



^ pride. 


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Eastern Kentucky University 
Richmond, Ky. 40475-0933 




No. of Tickets 




$40 ea. 

East Tennessee (individual game tickets not available) 


Sept. 24 


Austin Peay (HC) 

Oct. 1 


Western Kentucky 

Oct. 22 

$8 ea. 

Tennessee Tech 

Nov. 5 





Murphy Adds Two Freshmen, One Trans- 
fer to '83-84 Team 

Two new freshmen recruits and a 
junior college center will be new addi- 
tions to the 1983-84 version of the East- 
ern women's basketball team. 

The Colonels' new players include 5- 
5-11 freshman forward Martha Gerton, 
5-9 1/2 freshman forward Diana Billing, 
and 6-2 junior center Tina Cottle. 

Senior AII-OVC guard Lisa Goodin, 
who is destined to become Eastern's all- 
time leading scorer this season, heads a 
list of nine returning lettermen. Goodin, 
who led the nation in free throw percent- 
age last year with her 91.3 per cent mark, 
scored 19.1 points per game last season. 

Other starters returning are junior 
center Shannon Brady (10.1) junior guard 
Marcia Haney (8.1), and freshman Margy 
Shelton (6.3) and sophomore Viv Bohon 
(4.4) who split time at the other forward 

Head coach Dr. Dianne Murphy has 
carded an ambitious 27-game schedule, 
which includes appearances in three 
regular season tourneys — the Lady Kat 
Invitational in Lexington in November, 
the Colonel Holiday Classic at EKU in 
December and the Dial Classic in Miami, 
FL, in late December and early January. 

EKU Sets Six Swimming Records 
at Midwest Championships 

Eastern Kentucky University swim- 
mers broke six school records this past 
weekend at the Midwest Independent 
Swimming and Diving Championships in 
Chicago. The Eels placed sixth in a field 
comprised of 12 schools. 

The new marks were set by: Brian 
Conroy - 100-yd backstroke 53.37; Don 
Combs - 100-yd breastroke 1:00.20, 200- 
yd breastroke 2:10.73; Mark Maher - 50- 
yd freestyle 21:48; Brian Conroy, Don 
Combs, Scott Vennefron, Mark Maher - 
400-yd medley relay 3:32.31; Mark 
Maher, Mike Strange, Ben Meisenheimer, 
Brian Conroy - 400-yd freestyle relay 

"We are extremely pleased with our 
performances," said Eels head coach Dan 
Lichty. "Anytime you can set new rec- 
ords in almost half of the possible events, 
you're certainly swimming well." 

New Colonels To Use Quickness in '83-84 

Max Good, beginning his third year 
at the helm of the Eastern Colonels, re- 
turns six lettermen for the 1983-84 sea- 
son, including starters Kenny Wilson at 
forward and John DeCamillis at guard. 

Wilson, a 6-4 junior, will be the lead- 
ing returning scorer (10.8) and rebounder 
(4.9) for the Colonels. Wilson, who 
started all 27 games for Good last season 
when Eastern went 10-17 overall and 7-7 
in conference play, is also the Ohio Val- 
ley Conference defending high jump 
champion (7-2). 

At 6-0 sophomore guard DeCamillis 
led the OVC in assists (121) and was a 
first-team choice on the league's all-fresh- 
man team. He scored 6.4 points per con- 

test last year. 

Rounding out the returning letter- 
men are 6-7 junior forward-center Mike 
Budzinski (3.5 ppg.), 6-4 junior guard 
Allen Feldhaus (2.9), and 6-8 junior for- 
ward Scott Daniels (2.8). 

Also coming back this season is 6-2 
junior guard Frank Baines who was red- 
shirted last year. Baines averaged 10.8 
points per game as a starter in the '82-83 

Several new faces will dot the 
Colonels' roster this season, including five 
freshmen signees and two junior college 

These freshmen include 6-2 guard 
Antonio Parris, 21.0 ppg., Kirkman Tech 
High School in Chattanooga, TN;6-5 1/2 
forward Maurice Smith, 18.0, Cincinnati, 
OH, Aiken High School; 6-2 guard Woody 
Edwards, 24.8, Clarkston High School, 
Atlanta, GA; 6-7 forward Art Hanson, 
18.7, Pulaski County High School, 
Somerset; and 5-8 forward Michael Sauls- 
berry, 16.0, Baldwin High School, 
Milledgeville, GA. 

The two junior college players are 
6-5 1/2 forward-center John Primm, 13.5 
ppg., Cumberland (Tenn.) Junior College, 
Columbia, TN, and 6-5 forward Phil 
Hill, 19.8 ppg., Mt. Olive (N.C.) Junior 
College, Snow Hill, NC. 

Eastern tied for fourth place in the 
final OVC standings last year. 

To obtain an entry form for the 5000 
meter Homecoming Run on Octo- 
ber 1, please write: 

Intramural Recreational Sports 
207 Begley Building 
Eastern Kentucky University 
Richmond, Ky. 40475-0934 

Two Memphis State Players Chosen to 
All-Opponent Team 

Two members of Memphis State 
University's team — sophomore center 
Keith Lee and senior forward Bobby 
Parks — were selected on the five-man, 
first-team Eastern Kentucky University 
All-Opponent Team for the 1982-83 sea- 

Lee, an All-American, pumped in 35 
points in the Tigers' 80-65 win over East- 
ern, while Parks scored 20 points and 
held EKU senior guard Jimmy Stepp to 
two points over the final seven minutes of 

Rounding out the EKU All-Oppo- 
nent First Team were University of Louis- 
ville forward Rodney McCray, University 
of Akron guard Joe Jakubick and forward 
Roosevelt Chapman of the University of 

Of the 20 schools Eastern scheduled 
this year, eight were invited or qualified 
for post-season tournament play. Four 

schools — Morehead State, Louisvi 
Memphis State, Xavier — were in tt 
NCAA tourney, Murray State and Va 
derbilt were in the NIT, and Northei 
Kentucky and West Virginia Wesleyc 
participated in the NAIA national tou 
ney with WVWC placing second. 

"I think the fact that eight of tt 
teams we scheduled this year played in 
post-season tournament points out tl" 
toughness of our schedule," said EK 
head coach Max Good. "We take prid 
in playing against some of the fine 
teams in the country. With the type c 
program we are hopeful of having hei 
at Eastern, we feel we need to play th 
caliber team." 

EKU Rifle Team Finishes Sixth 
at Nationals 


After a long, hard struggle, the Eas 
ern rifle team found bitterness at the en 
of the road. The National Championshi 
at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Oh 
saw the Colonels fall to a disappointin 
sixth place finish. West Virginia won th 
team championship. 

Eastern stood in third place, ready h 
launch its final kick towards a Natione 
Championship until a malfunction of 
rifle cost the Colonels their chance. 

EKU senior Kim Floer was firing ai 
rifle when an unusual sound erupted fron 
her rifle and her round of fire wen 
astray, missing the target completely 
The judges ruled a malfunction and 
penalty of a negative 10 points fo 
missing the target. It was a shot Floe 
will remember for a long while, and 
very sad note on which the All-America 
ended her Colonel career. 

"It's just one of those things. W 
have to accept all things," said EKU heac 
coach Michael McNamara. 

Eastern Enjoys Banner 1982-83 Athletic! 
Season in the OVC ' 

Eastern came away with two impres 
sive finishes in the All-Sports Trophy 

in the wom 
in the three-year existence of this contes] 
between conference teams, while thf 
Colonels finished a close second in tht 
men's All-Sports Trophy competition. | 

In the five recognized sports foij 
women. Eastern won championships ir 
three — cross country, volleyball ancl 
track. The Colonels finished fourth irl 
basketball and tennis. 

In the men's competition this pasi 
athletic season. Eastern placed first ir 
two sports — football and golf — in the 
eight-sport division of the All-Sport! 
Trophy race. 

EKU also came up with threej 
runnersup in the men's sports of tennis, 
baseball (in the North Division) and in-' 
door track to help bolster its point total. 
Eastern was third in outdoor track andi 
tied for fourth in basketball. In the other 
sport in the All-Sports Trophy race, the 
Colonels did not field a men's cross coun- 
try team during the '82-83 season. 

rn won the All-Sports Trophv 
men's division for the first timo 




OnThe other Side 
Of The Desk... 

I For the past twenty years, Bill 
IZimmerman, '54, associate professor 
|0f Communicative Disorders at the Uni- 
versity of Tulsa, has tended his role of 
jteacher, diagnostician, and university pro- 
ifessional with the responsibility of in- 
iforming parents of their child's mental 

I "I have always felt that I handled 
ithese situations with compassion and a 
ihuman attitude," Zimmerman said. "I 
have consoled, explained and re-explained 
ithe problems, and have given the terms 
mentally retarded, learning disabled, or 
lemotionally disturbed to parents count- 
iless times in laymen's technology." 
{ And yet, by his own admission, 
Zimmerman's counseling skills with 
(Parents of handicapped children were 
limited to other people's experiences. 
j At least until September 29, 1980, 
|when his 14 year-old daughter Ellen was 
|first diagnosed as having acute lympho- 
cetic leukemia. 

"Ellen had not been feeling well for 
several weeks, but nothing firm had 
turned up for a cause, so my wife ( a 
iregistered nurse) and I attributed it all to 
■ either mononeucleosis or the adolescent 
lazies," Zimmerman said. "Our doctor 
[agreed and checked Ellen into the hospi- 
tal for some tests. The preliminary re- 
ports pointed to an enlarged spleen, but 
as I returned to the examining room after 
calling my wife to relay that news, the 
idoctor and a colleague stopped me in the 
hall and said they were ninety percent 
isure Ellen had leukemia. 

"And from that moment on, neither 
my personal nor my professional life has 
ibeen the same." 

I Bill Zimmerman is a burly man, 
^seemingly better suited for the athletic 
arena than behind the counselor's desk. 
And yet the care and attention he puts 
into his work, and dedication he shows to 
|his profession as an educator and counse- 
lor, shows a heart inside the man that is 
equal to the greatest challenge his pro- 


fession, or life in general, has to offer. 

"There have been a great many tears 
shed over Ellen and her leukemia," he 
said. "In the beginning, they were the 
painful tears: 'Why Ellen?' , 'Why us?' 
But later, when we got involved with 
other families of leukemia victims, there 
were tears of joy — when one of the kids 
went into remission; tears of sadness and 
concern — when they had a relapse; and, 
again, tears of pain — when one of the 
kids that Ellen had become particularly 
close to had died with the disease." 

Ellen's particular case of leukemia 
has been in remission since November of 
'80. Zimmerman says the longer the 
disease stays dormant, the better Ellen's 
chances for a cure. "But with a disease 
like leukemia, you can never be absolute- 
ly certain that conditions won't change 
very quickly." 

In an article written for EXCEP- 
TIONAL PARENT, a magazine for 
parents and professionals dealing with 
mental, physical, and emotional handi- 
caps, Zimmerman addressed the affects 
his experiences with his daughter's condi- 

tions have had on his professional 
practices as a counselor and educator. 

"Yes," Zimmerman wrote, "I will 
admit that sitting on the other side of the 
desk is different, and you know not what 
you talk until you have 'walked a mile in 
their shoes.' Frankly, I don't believe I 
would have survived without my religion, 
my biblical family, and their support. 
But I also believe that my research and 
counseling skills with parents have been 
richly enhanced because of our experi- 
ences with Ellen." 

And those words exemplify the spirit 
and heart of Bill Zimmerman — father, 
educator, exceptional individual. 

(Editor's Note: At an October meeting 
of the American Association for Mental 
Deficiencies, Zimmerman was elected 
chairman of the education division, and 
was honored with an award for outstand- 
ing contribution to the education of the 

From The Mainstream University of 
Tulsa, 1982. 

Rudy Bicknell, '55, (right), a Wilmore resident, and Claude Harris, '41, (center) Louis- 
ville, are congratulated by Dr. Howard Thompson, dean of Eastern's College of Business, 
on being selected the 1 983 Distinguished Business Alumni. Bicknell, who was employed 
by IBM in the cost accounting department after college, began a chain of dry cleaning 
stores in Kentucky and surrounding states in 1962. Ten years later he organized the 
Cliff Hagan Ribeye parent company and currently operates franchise stores in Lexing- 
ton, Frankfort, and Berea along with Indiana and Illinois. Harris, a Nashville, TN, 
native, started his own mortgage company in 1949 and later became vice president of 
Citizens Fidelity Union Bank in Louisville. He now holds the designation of Senior Real 
Estate Appraiser. The two grads were honored during Eastern's annual Business Events 




When former Georgia Southern bas- 
ketball coach J. B. 5CEARCE, '36, looks 
back on his 501 basketball victories, the 
wins he remembers most were not on the 

"Pride is something we always 
stressed at Georgia Southern," Scearce 
said. "My philosophy was if I ran a kid 
off, I couldn't help him. We developed 
citizens, not just basketball players. If 
it wasn't for Georgia Southern basket- 
ball, many of our former players could 
have developed into worthless individu- 

While the humanitarian side is evi- 
dent in every word J. B. speaks, the fiery 
coach's eyes and endless basketball tales 
remind you of his profession. 

So successful was Scearce that earlier 
this year, he was inducted into the 
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in Atlanta. 
He joins a host of 150 other Georgia 
inductees who have entered the Hall since 
the gates opened in 1956. 

The winningest coach ever in 
Georgia, Scearce's accomplishments fill a 
book. His teams twice went to national 
championship tournaments. He has been 

named state coach of the year five times. 
He is a member of the Helms Foundation 
small college basketball Hall of Fame. 
His squad in 1966 made it to the finals 
of the NAIA championship after defeat- 
ing Norfolk State which boasted four 
future professional players including 
Bobby Dandridge. His teams made six 
championship appearances. 

J.B. Scearce, '36. 

"My induction into the Hall of Fame 
was something I hadn't expected," 
Scearce said. "Naturally, I'm delighted. 
When I look at the list of people that 
have preceded me, I know I'm in fine 

Winning 20 or more games seven 

times during his career, Scearce was a b. 
ketball innovator. One J. B. squad v> 
the only team in the national tourname 
with a losing record, and another Scear 
team in 1958 was "my best team eve 
even though we had only two rt 

Sent to Cumberland College to stui 
medicine, Scearce abandoned the pi 
when the Depression struck. 

Talented in athletics and in the cla 
room, Scearce excelled on the basketb 
team and later transferred to Easter 
The admiration he felt for his Cumbi' 
land and Eastern coaches decided J. Bl. 
future. I 

"My first college coach was a gr€ 
man," Scearce said. "I admired him ; 
It was then that I decided coaching w 
what I wanted to do with my life." 

Scearce's memories are not shar^ 
alone. Included in his recollections a[ 
tales about then Belmont Abbey hej 
coach Al McGuire, and current NE 
Assistant Commissioner Joe Axelson. 

Serving as an example, many 
Scearce's former players and students ( 
also served as chairman of the Physic 
Education Department) are involved 
athletics and coaching. 

"Human victories were my biggt 
accomplishments," Scearce said. "F 
every man out there who is a respect 
citizen in his community, chalk 
another win." 

d&^ifMt (%M^^^^ 

'41, recipient of a 
Distinguished Alumni 
Award from the College 
of Business during its 
Business Events Day. A 
native of Nashville, 
Tennessee, Harris 
started his own mort- 
gage company in 1949 
and later became vice 
president of Citizens 
Fidelity Union Bank of 

'42, professor of physi- 
cal education, recipient 
of the Honor Award of 
the Southern District of 
the National Alliance of 
Health, Physical Educa- 
tion, Recreation and 
Dance for his "prolific 
contributions in the 
area of physical fitness 
and sport," according 
to Mary Beyrer, presi- 
dent of the organiza- 
tion. At Eastern since 
1946, Darling currently 
serves as chair of the 
Department of Health, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation and Ath- 
letics Services. 

'43, senior technical 
associate of Eastman 
Kodak Company's 
Paper Support Division 
in Rochester, New 
York, now vice-presi- 
dent of the Technical 
Association of Pulp and 
Paper Industry, 
(TAPPI) an organiza- 
tion with 23,000 mem- 
bers in over 70 coun- 
tries around the world. 
Griggs will also be 
honored as a TAPPI 
Fellow in recognition 
of his leadership and 
service to the industry. 

'49, Eastern's 1975 
Outstanding Alumnus, 

serving as chairman of 
the Airport Board at 
Lexington's Bluegrass 
Field and coordinating 
efforts to open the 
Kentucky Aviation 
History Museum at the 

'50, now retired and 
living in Danville 
following a 27-year 
career with the Internal 
Revenue Service in field 
offices of Cleveland, 
Ohio; Danville, and 
Lexington. His efforts 
on behalf of the tax- 
paying public earned 
him the Albert Gallatin 
Award for commenda- 
ble service from the 
U.S. Department of the 

'55, recipient of a Dis- 
tinguished Alumni 
Award from the College 
of Business during 
Business Events Day 
earlier this year. A 
native of Madison 
County, Bicknell 
started in business with 

a chain of dry cleaning 
businesses and, some 
time later, began the 
parent company of 
Cliff Hagan Restaurants 
now operating in Ken- 
tucky and surrounding 

'63, recently appointed 
Director of the Provider 
and Professional Affairs 
Division of Blue Cross 
and Blue Shield and 
Delta Dental of Ken- 
tucky. This division is 
responsible for direct 
provider contact, con- 
tract negotiations, utili- 
zation review, and 
other activities involv- 
ing Kentucky hospitals, 
physicians, dentists, 
pharmacies, and nursing 
homes. Compton has 

LEY, '61, director of 
Southeast Community 
College in Cumberland 
since 1975, has resigned 
to accept a position as 
executive director of 
the Public Service 
Commission for the 

state of Kentucky. 
Stanley was originall 
with the Community 
College System offic 
at the University of 
Kentucky in Lexingt 
where he had served 
the Coordinator for 
Faculty and Instruc- 
tional Development 
from 1971-75. 

'64, now living in I 
Miami, Florida, when 
he has been promote| 
to vice president of ' 
finance for R. J. Rey| 
nolds Tobacco Interri- 
tional Inc., Area 111,1 
Latin America and tt' 
Caribbean. Smith 
joined Reynolds in 
1970 and has served 'r 
three years as vice pr|i' 
dent for the compan'5 
tobacco subsidiary ir 
Puerto Rico. In his 
new position, he will e 
directing all of the ccl- 
pany's financial oper 
tions in South Amerii, 
Central America, anc 
the Caribbean. 

JOHN T. WADE, '65 



recently named sales 
service manager for Air 
Products and Chemi- 
cals, Inc.'s chemicals 
group customer service 

WORTH, JR., '66, pro- 
moted to vice presi- 
dent/controller of 
Wallace's Bookstores, 
Inc., Lexington. 

physical distribution 
system. He has been 
vi/ith the company for 
1 1 years. 

ROBERTS, '67, pro- 
moted to corporate 
director of industrial re- 
lations for Square D 
Company. Since 1980, 
he has served as direc- 
tor of industrial rela- 
tions for the firm's 

RALSTON, '67, a 
recipient of the Twelfth 
Annual All-Ohio School 
Board Award, one of 
five selected from 
3,800 eligible board 
members in Ohio. 
Ralston was chosen as 
the 1982 winner of the 
Southwest Region All- 
School Board Award, 
and was then eligible 
for the state recogni- 
tion. A secondary 
English teacher at 
Bethel-Tate High 

School, she is an active 
member of the Ohio 
School Boards Associa- 
tion, National Federa- 
tion of Business and 
Professional Women's 
Clubs, National Council 
of Teachers of English, 
among other organiza- 
tions. She is also a 
member of the Adams 
County and Ohio Val- 
ley Local School 

'69, director of student 
activities and organiza- 
tions at EKU, named 
Great Lakes Regional 
Coordinator in the 
National Association 
for Campus Activities 
(NACA). He had pre- 
viously served as Ken- 
tucky Unit Coordinator 
of NACA and as Great 
Lakes Regional Con- 
ference Coordinator for 
the past two years. 

TOM V. ELLIS, '69, 
named a vice president 
of Blue Cross and Blue 
Shield of Kentucky 

following a stint as 
director of the Public 
Relations and Advertis- 
ing Division of the 


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and he has done re- 
search in the field as 
well, having presented 
the results of one 
research project to the 
National Association of 
Police Planners. 

KAREN L. WIRA, '70, 
now director of con- 
sumer marketing for 
Porelon, a subsidiary of 
Johnson Wax. Pre- 
viously, she had been 
merchandising manager 
for Midas International 
in Chicago, and her 
work in several auto- 
motive aftermarket 
associations earned her 
the Advocate of the 
Year award from Auto- 
motive Parts and 
Accessories Associa- 

SCALE, '70 MS '74, 
named the Outstanding 
Young Law Enforce- 
ment Officer of Virgin- 
ia for 1983 by the Vir- 
ginia Jaycees. Scalf 
also received a Distin- 
guished Service Award 
in recognition of his 
service to the commu- 
nity. He had previously 
been honored as the 
Outstanding Young 
Law Enforcement 
Officer of Central Vir- 
ginia, and given a Meri- 
torious Service Award 
by the Lynchburg 
Police Department. 
During his tenure with 
the Lynchburg police, 
LT. Scalf has served on 
the narcotics unit 
operating as an under- 
cover agent, patrol 
officer, training officer. 

'70, president of the 
Kentucky Association 
of Secondary School 
Principals, appointed to 
a four-year term on the 
National Association of 
Secondary School Prin- 
cipals Committee on 
National Contests and 
Activities, a seven- 
person committee 
which evaluates related 
activities available to 
secondary schools and 
advises the 30,000 
middle level and high 
schools around the 
country of their 

MS '71, professor and 
chair of the Depart- 
ment of Criminology, 
Indiana University of 
Pennsylvania, elected 
second vice-president of 
the Academy of 
Criminal Justice 
Sciences, the primary 
international organiza- 
tion of criminal justice 
educators and research- 
ers. Dr. McCauley will 
assume the presidency 
following terms as vice- 
president and president- 
elect. He has served on 
the Executive Board of 
the Academy for three 
years while remaining 
active in the law en- 
forcement field through 
teaching, consulting, re- 
search, and publication. 

RICK HILL, '71, for- 
mer Ail-American for 
the Eels and named one 
of EKU's 25 all-time 
greatest athletes, is now 
head swim coach at the 
University of Louisville. 
He will coach both the 
men's and women's 


Housing Commission. 

'72, named senior 
attorney of Ashland 
Oil, Inc., where he will 
be responsible for 
special assignments for 
the company. He 
joined Ashland Oil in 
1978 as a staff attor- 

'72, with a doctorate 
from New York Univer- 
sity, now teaching at 
Union County College 
and editing College 
English Notes, a publi- 
cation of the College 
English Association of 
New Jersey. 

'73, named superinten- 
dent and vice-president 
of Noma Coal Com- 
pany in Whitesburg . . . 
serving on the School 
Board of the Jenkins 
Independent School 
System, as president of 
the Jenkins Athletic 
Commission, and as a 
member of the local 

previously held coach- 
ing positions at Miami 
University and the Uni- 
versity of Kentucky. 

DON, MS '73, now 
with the Atlanta office 
of Hill and Knowlton, 
Inc., the international 
public relations/public 
affairs firm . . . she is an 
account executive in 
the firm's Hospital Ser- 
vices Marketing/Com- 
munications Unit which 
provides long-range 
strategic marketing 
planning and pro- 
gramming for its hospi- 
tal clients across the 
country. She had pre- 
viously been a health 
care administrator in 
Birmingham, Alabama. 

'74, former all-Ohio 
Valley Conference wide 
receiver, now head 
football coach at Ken- 
tucky State University 
in Frankfort. Kirksey 
comes to the post from 
Kansas where he was an 
assistant coach. He had 

'74, named national 
maintenance and 
energy manager for 
Kentucky Fried Chick- 
en Corporation with 
responsibilities for 
development and im- 
plementation of pro- 
grams in these areas for 
the company's stores 
nationwide. Prior to 
joining KFC, Hughes 
was maintenance super- 
visor for ICI Americas 
in Charleston, Indiana. 

FUGATE, '75, now 
with Broadcast Music, 
Inc. (BMI), as a song- 
writer affiliate. Fugate, 
a lead singer and gui- 
tarist with the country 
rock band Cross Coun- 
try, recorded and re- 
leased two of his songs 
last December. 

'77, assistant professor 
of criminal justice tech- 
nology at Walters State 
Community College in 
Morristown, Tennessee, 
has recently published 
two textbooks, Human 
Relations & Police 
Work, and Human 
Evidence In Criminal 
Justice, in collaboration 
with members of his 
profession from East 
Tennessee State Univer- 
sity and the University 
of Tennessee. 

now operating his own 
mobile studio. Platinum 
Recording, in eastern 
Kentucky, hoping to re- 
cord jazz festivals, con- 
ventions, and other 
similar events. 

named Nurse of the 
Year at Pattie A. Clay 
Hospital in Richmond 
as part of Kentucky 
Nurse Week. Medbury 
was recognized for her 
professionalism, cre- 
ativity, interpersonal 
relations, and com- 
munity involvement. 

a chief warrant officer 
in the U.S. Army work- 
ing as a CID Special 
Agent for the Army's 
Criminal Investigation 
Command in Stuttgart, 
West Germany. 

'81, former assistant 
coach of women's gy 
nasties at EKU, now 
head coach of womei 
gymnastics at Easteri 
Michigan University 

II, '80, now associate 
with theT.P. White i 
Sons Funeral Home i 
Cincinnati, a family 
owned business since 
1870. Wife, JULIE 
(BECKMAN), '80, is 
working as a speech 
therapist in the Syca 
more School District 

now a Program Spe 
cialist for the Coun 
cil for Exceptional 
Children in Hern- 
don, Virginia. While | 
at EKU, she had ' 

served the Student 
Council for Exceptio|l 
Children on the local 
state, and internatior 

Chapter Roundup 

Five spring meetings highlighted the 
alumni chapter circuit from March 
through May. 


Three Florida alumni chapters met in 
early March to welcome Dr. and Mrs. 
Powell, Roy and Sue Kidd, J. W. "Spi- 
der" and Margaret Thurman, and Ron 
and Ruth Wolfe from the campus. Each 
chapter paid tribute to "Spider" who 
officially retired June 30. Each group 
presented him with a plaque and an 
appropriate memento from their area of 
the state. 

In St. Petersburg, Cecil Rice coordi- 
nated the meeting on March 9 at the Holi- 
day Inn. In addition to the tribute to 
"Spider," coach Roy Kidd talked about 
his second national championship in four 
years, and the group enjoyed a videotape 
presentation of Eastern's football suc- 
cesses over the past four years. Ron 
Spenlau and Guy Daines of Tarpon 
Springs are the new coordinators of the 
St. Petersburg group, and they're already 
at work on next year's get-together. 

The Central Florida Chapter met on 
March 10 at the Lake Buena Vista Coun- 

try Club at Walt Disney Village in Orlan- 
do. Sandy Leach coordinated the event 
which featured the tribute to "Spider" 
and the football program. Included in 
the tribute was a surprise visit by Mrs. 
Lorraine Foley, Spider's secretary of 19 
years who retired last year as well. 

The Ft. Lauderdale Chapter met on 
March 11 at the Anacapri Inn. President 
Ray Gover paid tribute to "Spider" and 
made the plaque presentation along with 
the chapter's coordinators, Hise and 
Edith Tudor. The Tudors will remain as 
coordinators of the group while Carl 
Martin will succeed Gover as the new 

Greater Cincinnati Area 

The Greater Cincinnati Area Alumni 
Chapter met on April 21 at the Summit 
Hills Country Club in northern Kentucky. 
President Jim Allender welcomed Presi- 
dent and Mrs. Powell, Ron and Ruth 
Wolfe, Alumni Association president 
Robert "Sandy" Goodlett and his wife 
Jamie along with incoming Alumni Asso- 
ciation president Bill Walters. 

The program featured the EKU Jazz 
Band under the direction of Mr. Earl 

Thomas. Tom Romard is the new pres 
dent of the group. He will be abl 
assisted by a number of active, energet 

Perry County 

The spring meeting of the Perr 
County Chapter featured "Spider Thu 
man Night" on May 5 at the Perry Couc 
ty Public Library in Hazard. The grou 
used the evening to pay tribute to "Sp 
der," and President and Mrs. Powell wer 
on hand to participate in the "roast an 
toast." President Martha Ogrosky was il 
but her co-coordinator, Cynthia Mclnt^ 
re, presented "Spider" with a plaque an 
the group's best wishes. John Adams, 
charter member of the group and one o 
the evening's speakers, presented a chec 
to the J. W. Thurman Scholarship Fun 
following his remarks. Others on the pre 
gram included Ethel Hall, Powell, Rober 
"Sandy" Goodlett, Alumni Associatio 
President, Jamie Goodlett, Ruth Wolfe 
and Ron Wolfe, incoming Director o 
Alumni Affairs. Alexa Cornett wa 
named the new president of the group. 




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WINTER 1984 

The Alumnus Editorial Board is pleased to 
initiate a new feature with this issue. This 
is the first in a regular series of columns in 
which President J.C. Powell will commun- 
icate directly with the University 's alumni 
on matters that affect our Alma Mater. 


I am very pleased to be invited to initiate in this 
issue of tlie Eastern Alumnus a column through wliich 
I will pass on to Eastern graduates information on mat- 
ters of significance to their Alma Mater. While alumni 
support has always been important to us, we are now in 
an era in which tlie support and interest of loyal al- 
umni, knowledgeable in the activities and needs of 
Eastern, is crucial to our ability to achieve the level of 
quality to which we all aspire. 

As you read this, it is likely that the 1984 Ken- 
tucky General Assembly is in session. Contrary to the 
situation that existed during the 1982 session, this 
time the public universities of the Commonwealth and 
the Council on Higher Education are on common 
ground. During the past two years, the institutions 
and the Council have developed a formula and a for- 
mula-use policy that address both adequacy of funding 
and equity in allocating funds — issues on which con- 
sensus was not reached in 1982. 

While each of the University presidents has some 
reservations about certain aspects of the funding for- 
mula, we are agreed that, overall, the formula, together 
with the use policy, is a position we all support. This 
is important as we approach state budget development 
and the appropriations process, particularly since the 
state's revenue picture is bleak. It is important that we 
present the needs of higher education with unity and a 
common purpose among institutions. 

The Council on Higher Education has recommen- 
ded that the formula be fully funded over the 1 984-86 
biennium. Such funding is needed if Kentucky is to 
make the investment necessary for the economic devel- 
opment of the state. 1 solicit your support, along with 
that of the alumni of other public universities, of the 
funding recommendations of the Council on Higher 

With your help, we can improve the educational 
level of Kentucky's citizens and keep opportunities 
open for the young men and women of Kentucky to 
achieve their potential. 

I wo developments in the past several montlis at 
Eastern should interest you. These were a reorganiza- 
tion of certain administrative functions of the Univer- 
sity and the implementation of an integrated planning 
and budgeting system. 

The reorganization accomplished several goals. It 
grouped together similar, or related, functions into the 

same general organizational unit; it consolidated lie 
many student academic support services into jui 
Office of Academic Support and Undergradr*- 
Studies; it enhanced long-range planning through 
ation of an Associate Vice President for Acade^ 
Planning and Development; and it created an Office 
Development to coordinate fund raising, friend rais| 
and image building for the University. 

The reorganization recognizes that the times 
certainly different for universities than they 
several years ago. During the era of growth and di\lr- 
sification, Eastern, like other institutions, w(|it 
through a period of internal specialization when emdj^- 
ing needs were normally met by establishing a nw 
office or new position. Today's more hmited resourps 
and stable enrollments dictate more generahzation ad 
consolidation of related functions. Only in this \\)y 
will we be able to manage our resources and serve 
students in the most effective manner. 

While resources and numbers of students are jil- 
atively stable in overall institutional terms, the si!i- 
ation is different witliin the University. Student necji. 
student interests, and societal needs are combining b 
result in significant shifts of enrollment within the Ui- 
versity. The considerations that grow out of this si|i- 
ation require thoughtful, coordinated planning. 

As you read this, the Institutional Planning CoJ 
mittee and the Institutional Planning Analysis Co| 
mittee will be reviewing the material which will be 
corporated into a five-year plan for Eastern. These 
stitution-wide committees, which include administf 
tors, faculty, staff, students, and alumni, have alreaci 
been involved in the establishment and review of in- 
stitutional missions and goals and have reviewed te 
unit and planning goals of the University's operatii^ 

All of us involved in the planning process a 
committed to its being a meaningful, productive e 
ercise. Eastern's graduates have been well represent* 
in the work of the Planning Analysis Committee I 
Association officers Bill Walters and Mary Beth Hall. 

In closing, I again want to express my pleasure 
having this new opportunity to communicate wii 
you. 1 look forward to keeping you informed of m 
view on future issues that affect you and your Aln 




Eastern Kentucky 



HOMECOMING '83: Music! Music! Music! 2 

FRED DARLING: Attilete and Academician 8 

1983 CULTURE FESTIVAL: An East European Experience 10 

FOOTBALL FINALE: Wait Til Next Year 13 

THE EASTERN CHRONICLE: A Precis of Campus News 16 

Campus 16 

Students 19 

Faculty 21 

Sports 22 

Alumni 25 

y Editors 

umni Day '84 will see a new class re- 
iting on campus. Joining the 25-, 
-, 50-, and 60-year classes will be the 
-year graduates for the annual spring 
imni doin's back at Eastern. The 30- 
ar gang replaces the 15-year group, 
lich will begin holding its reunions in 
:; fall during Homecoming Weekend. 

So all you grads from the classes of 
24, 1934, 1944, 1954, and 1959 
3uld begin making your plans now for 
3 weekend of May 12 for Alumni Day 
\. Contact your classmates, peruse 
ur Milestones, and mark your calendar 
cause it promises to be an enjoyable 

In addition to reunions of the 5-, 
-, and 15-year classes, the Alumni 
nd, and some other traditional groups 
10 return at Homecoming scheduled in 
i for October 13 (the Central Florida 
me), next fall will be a busy and ex- 
ting time for alumni. Several special 
terest groups are already planning cam- 
s reunions for weekends throughout 
te football season. 

Among these are the 1954 Tangerine 
)wl football team, baccalaureate nursing 
ads, home economics. The Eastern Pro- 
sss, and others. 

The alumni staff stands ready to 
5ist in making arrangements for any 
oup desiring to return to campus during 
e football or basketball seasons. Sim- 
/ give Ron or Larry a call at (606) 622- 
!60 for assistance. 

All these plans and events are mean- 
gless without people, of course. Many 

came back for Homecoming '83, and 
some special people helped make it a 
memorable weekend. Dr. Fred Darling, 
'47, the Grand Marshal of the parade, 
who is retiring at the end of this year 
after almost 38 years' service to Eastern, 
is featured in this issue. Several of the 
Eels returned to present a new clock to 
their former coach, Don Combs, '53 MA 
65, and the Alumni Band, as usual, made 
some beautiful music for the parade and 
the game. You will enjoy Ron's home- 
coming story in this issue which recaps 
the special day. 

There are also some other special 
people featured in this issue, Karl Bays, 
'55, whose company, American Hospital 
Supply Corporation, established a 
scholarship fund in his honor on the oc- 
casion of his 25th anniversary with the 
company of which he is chief executive 
officer and a loan fund in honor of his 
wife, Billie Bays, '55. 

And, the alumni scholars are featured 
also, 25 young people whose academic 
potential was rewarded by the award of 
J.W. Thurman Scholarships, and the foot- 
ball Colonels who made 1983 another 
"Matter of Pride" for Eastern football 

Thanks, Roy Kidd, '54, your staff, 
and your young student-athletes for an- 
other exciting football season. Your 
OVC championship, 7-3-1 season record, 
and thrilling play were all pleasant sur- 
prises in what was to be a rebuilding 

Although by the standards we have 
come to expect of Roy and his teams, the 
'83 season was sub-par, we wonder how 
many teams in the land would trade 
records with him? 

Congratulations! We can't wait until 
next season when your Boys of Autumn 

are in action again. The Colonels are, in- 
deed, "A Matter of Pride." The '83 sea- 
son is highlighted in this issue by News 
Editor Jack Frost. 

Accolades are also in store for the 
men's and women's cross country teams 
of Coach Rick Erdmann and his assistant, 
Brian Andrews, '82, for winning confer- 
ence championships and to Coach Geri 
Polvino and her Colonel volleyball team 
for their championship year. 

With each passing year, it becomes 
more difficult to accept the loss of our 
alumni and good friends. 1983 was es- 
pecially painful. Our deepest sympathies 
are extended to the families of an un- 
common number of close friends and 
loyal, devoted alumni. 

Words cannot express our loss by the 
deaths of Charles, '50, and Betty Clark 
Combs, '51, in July. Charles served as 
chairman of the Eastern Board of Re- 
gents, and he and Betty were unmis- 
takably Eastern people in every respect. 

Florence Champion, '39, who was 
president of the Alumni Association in 
1956-57, died last summer in Louisville. 
The list includes Colonel Robert Morris 
Creech, '37, a highly decorated World 
War II veteran; Dr. Mitchell B. Denham, 
'34, the 1964 Outstanding Alumnus 
recipient, and Tom Bonny, '40, of Irvine, 
who was the first male music major at 
Eastern and well-known throughout 
Kentucky and the region for his beauti- 
ful bass-baritone voice, especially during 
countless performances of Handel's ora- 
torio. The Messiah. 

Along with our condolences to their 
families and loved ones goes our appre- 
ciation for each of these special persons 
who were an important part of the 
Eastern Story. Indeed, they were among 
the founders of Eastern, and they will be 
sorely missed. D 

3ITORIAL BOARD. Donald R. Feltner, vice-president for development, editor; Ron G. Wolfe, director of alumni affairs; Larry Bailey, assistant 
rector of alumni affairs; Warren English, Jack Frost, Paul Lambert, Karl Park, Don Rist and Mary Ellen Shuntich, contributing editors. 

LUMNI OFFICERS. William Walters, '76, president; Ann Taylor Turpin, '62 MA '74, vice-president; Marilyn B. Hacker, '69 MA '80, vice-president 
3ct; Mary Beth Hall, '63, vice-presiderit elect; Robert D. "Sandy" Goodlett, '63 MA '69, past president; Bill Dosch, '56, president elect; Nancy Hol- 
mb, '68 MA '70, one-year director; George Proctor, '64, one-year director; Mark Cowman, '74, two-year director; Marilynn Priddy Lockwood, '68 MA 
9, two-year director. 

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X, handicap, or national origin in the admission to, or participation in, any educational program or activity which it conducts, or discriminate on such 
isis in any employment opporutnity. Any complaint arising by reason of alleged discrimination shall be directed in writing to Dr. Rebecca Broaddus- 
Jwards, EKU Campus, telephone number 606-622-1258. 

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nlike the previous year, there was no singing 
the rain, only the annual harmony of old notes ar 
new notes that make for homecoming music whet 
they come to play. 

Music! Music! Music! 

It was a veritable variety show that began wit( 
some rockin' and rollin' in the Combs Natatorium 
Friday evening as the Eels got together for their 
own version of water ballet. Their high note cami 
with the official presentation of a digital readout 
clock and scoreboard for the pool, a project that 
alums had been working on for the past two years 
The clock was accepted by former swim coach Dc 
Combs, who is now athletic director at the Univer| 
sity. I 

Meanwhile, Alumni Band members were makig 
their own kind of music in the Foster Music Builqig 
as they prepared for the Saturday parade and theij 
part in the halftime routine. It was, for them, the 
10th anniversary of the Alumni Band, and a speci 


me to make "A Matter of Pride" their theme song 
'i well as the rallying cry for the Colonels football 

During the week prior to Friday evening's open- 
ig numbers, the jam boxes hummed in the dusty 
bbacco warehouse as some 20 student organizations 
'uilt floats that were on key to the music theme, 
he lET Club and Alpha Gamma Delta turned out an- 
'ther winner in the beauty category with "EKU is 
lorning for Victory" which featured an oversized 
loving trombone, while in the originality category, 
■eta Theta Pi and Chi Omega won with their rendi- 
•on of "The Colonel's Key to Victory." 
I But, on Saturday morning as thousands lined the 
'arade route, all were winners in the eyes of appreci- 
'tive alumni and other friends who returned for the 
■ig day. 

While organizations labored in the warehouse, 
undreds of students in the dorms decorated for the 
■'eekend. When the judges finished their rounds on 

Saturday morning, Martin Hall's "Sweet Sounds of 
Victory" and McGregor Hall's "Can't Help Lovin' 
Those Men of Mine" took top honors. 

For the Homecoming Queen candidates, rehearsal 
was also frantic during preparation for the weekend. 
Nearly 40 pre-candidates took part in the Student 
Association's presentation in the Ravine before a 
campus-wide election narrowed the field to fifteen. 
The finalists then went through extensive practices, 
met the judges for interviews, and found themselves 
in the spotlight at the Friday evening concert in 
Brock Auditorium. Said one theme-conscious judge, 
"If a pretty girl is like a melody, then we have 15 
songs to choose from." 

In addition to these special groups, the entire 
campus had an opportunity to get involved during a 
Pep Rally on Thursday evening which featured a 
noisy gathering, the 15 queen finalists, and Coach 

When all the rehearsing was completed, the show 


HOMECOMING <.„,„„„.. 

unfolded on Saturday as thousands returned for the 
day and all the color and pageantry that go along 
with it. 

As some 75 units marched down Lancaster 
Avenue, led by several hundred runners, the Marching 
Maroons, and area high school bands, the crowds en- 
joyed scores of twirling groups, queens in converti- 
bles, clowns with candy, antique cars ... all the in- 
gredients of any parade, a spectacle that is one of the 
last of its kind in Kentucky. 

Grand Marshal Fred Darling, '42, and his wife 
Edna led the way as the units waltzed through down- 
town Richmond. By the time the parade ended, 
Dave Shaufuss had won the Homecoming Run with a 
time of 14:32, Teresa Smith was the first woman to 
cross the finish line, and Bill Smith, '69 MA '71, of 
Frankfort, and Wanda Colwell, MA'80, won top hon- 

ors among alumni. 

After the parade passed, friends from reunion 
classes, special interest groups, and others just back 
for the weekend gathered around the campus. The 
Department of Geography and Planning held an open 
house in Roark . . . returning Black alumni were 
scheduled to get together in the daggers Room of the 
Powell Building . . . history and social studies majors 
met again in the University Building . . . 

Although not everyone from every group regis- 
tered, many came from next door and across the 
country. Tom and Barb Smith from Erianger . . . Jim 
Philpot from Morrow, Ohio . . . Eric Bundy from 
Louisville ... all from ihe 1973 class, with Yvonne 
Allen Hemphill coming the greatest distance — Ana- 
heim, California — to share the day. 

From the class of 1978, Wayne Bobblitt of Leb- 
anon Junction was first to register, while Mary Sell 
was a bit later, having traveled from Birmingham, 
Alabama, for her 5th reunion. 

Preliminary events for Homecoming '83 included a 
spirited Friday evening swim meet among Eel alum- 
ni (above), and a campus-wide Pep Rally in Alumni 
Coliseum on Thursday (right) which featured, 
among others, members of Phi Delta Theta frater- 
nity who began cheering two days early. 


It was a day for old friends and new, from fellow 
inners i.i the Homecoming Run to classmates to 
;ammates . . . people who needed people were in- 
aed lucky people on this occasion. 

After the morning parade, homecomers milled 
■Qund the campus prior to the lunch and game, 
lany visited the campus bookstore to buy sweat- 
lirts, T-shirts, hats, pennants, and other items that 
ley could take home to remember the day. 

Others toured the Chapel of Meditation, paused a 
iw moments in the Ravine, and generally absorbed 
le feeling of being home again . . . 

The usual Homecoming Buffet was moved out- 
Dors to the Alumni Coliseum parking lot, but the 
lenu was still vintage Larry Martin, this time with a 
lilgate twist. Just across the entrance to the stadium 
jngry fans enjoyed the convenience of tailgating and 
le menu variety that has become a trademark of 
3mecoming cuisine. This year's fare included a 
ixieland Band that added musical zest to the occa- 


As the band played outside the stadium and near- 
ly 20,000 fans made their way to Hanger Field, the 
15 finalists were inside the Begley Building getting 
ready for pre-game ceremonies which would answer 
the question that they'd all been asking for nearly a 
month. Back to help provide the answer and crown 
her successor was Suzanne Fawbush, '83, now a stu- 
dent at the Columbia University School of Law in 
New York. 

The multiple choice question — who will be 

Homecomings are people events, and Homecoming '83 was no ex- 
ception. While "Fou" Linder (above left) practiced with the Alumni 
Band which celebrated its 10-year reunion, other groups like the Eels 
(bottom left) returned to present a gift for the Combs Natatorium. 
Alumni and other friends who simply returned for the parade (top 
right) or other events and students who decorated the various dorms 
on campus like Telford Hall's winning entry (above right) all helped 
make Homecoming festivities complete. 


HOMECOMING c„.„„,„,. 

queen — was answered as Elizabeth Cummins, a 
junior alumni scholar from Somerset, was named 
Homecoming Queen for 1983. Runners-up were 
Suzanne Arnold, Mason, Ohio, and Kathy Kidd, 
Coach Roy Kidd's daughter. 

Although every event of the weekend was special, 
it was the game that highlighted the day, and the 
Colonels showed the Governors from Austin Peay 
that sharps and flats were as appropriate on the field 
as they are on any sheet of music. The Colonels 
proved to be the former, the Govs the latter, as Kidd 
and his charges did a number on the guests from 
Clarksville- 31-14. 

In keeping with tradition and the weekend theme, 
the Colonels sang "Cabin on the Hill" one more time. 

But, the players didn't provide the only music in 
the game. The Marching Maroons kept music in the 

air at halftime with some help from the Alumni Band. 

After the game, the alumni and friends gathered 
at various points around Richmond and Lexington 
to reminisce a bit more and have dinner together. 
Several gathered at the Mulebarn at Arlington for the 
Alumni Reception hosted by the Greater Cincinnati 
Area Alumni Chapter, and some moved to the main 
house for a later dinner. 

The Eels reception convened at the Richmond 
Bluegrass Army Depot Officers' Club while Gordon 
Nash directed his orchestra once again to the Holiday 
Inn. Various student groups hosted special get-to- 
gethers for their alumni, including Lambda Chi Alpha 
Fraternity which held a special five-year charter night 
reunion in Lexington. 

The finale concluded, the music of the weekend 
slowly faded. Old notes and bold notes had been 
heard throughout the day . . . some sung in har- 
mony . . . some in unison . . . but either way. Home- 
coming '83 was music to their ears. D 



Fred and Edna Darling posed for the Alumnus photogra- 
pher with their two grandchildren prior to the '83 Home- 
coming Parade which featured Fred as the Grand Marshal. 
Leigh Ann and William Codell rode with their grandpar- 
ents during the festivities. 

Fred Darling : 


By Ron G. Wolfe 

"A Matter of Pride" may be the motto for the present 
EKU football team, but it's just as appropriate for one 
former football Maroon Ail-American turned aca- 
demician, Dr. Fred Darling, chairman of the Depart- 
ment of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and 
Athletic Services (HPERA). 

For 43 years, he has accumulated honors and 
awards, both athletic and academic, that reflect a life 
of commitment to his field and one that he talks about 
with justifiable pride. 

"I've lived a productive life," he said, "but I've 
been fortunate in many respects, too. I'm especially 
glad that I could spend my entire career at my Alma 

Darling is proud of his roots which go back to the 
coal mining areas of southeastern Ohio. "I grew up 
during the Depression, so it was never essential that I 
had a lot. I'm still a very frugal person." 

But that background, coupled with his penchant 
for hard work and long hours, brought him success on 
the gridiron and in the field of physical education. 

As a student at Eastern, he became an Ail-Amer- 
ican tackle for coach Rome Rankin. An excellent stu- 
dent, he played on the first of only two undefeated 
teams in Eastern's history. 

When the war came at graduation in 1942, pride in 
his country caused him to forego a professional con- 
tract he had signed with the Detroit Lions for service 
as a Captain in the U.S. Army Field Artillery. 

And when the war was over, he came back to 
Eastern as a graduate assistant and completed what was 
to be the second of six academic degrees he holds from 
three different institutions, five of which he earned 
while working full-time at Eastern in a variety of 

"I've done everything," he recalled, "from keeper 
of the towel room with Miss Hood, (Gertrude Hood 
(1928-1972), founder of the women's physical educa- 


tion program and the Women's Athletic Associatio: 
to director of intramurals, to assistant dean of men ari 
resident assistant in Sullivan Hall to professor of educ- 
tion to chairman of the department." ! 

Along the way, however. Darling established hin- 
self as one of the leaders in his field, and there we^ 
some important people — one President, two govc 
nors and a host of others — who recognized his accor 

He received an award as "One of America's Twel 
Outstanding Physical Fitness Leaders" from Presidei 
Lyndon B. Johnson in a White House ceremony,' 
"Governor's Award of Merit" from Ned Breathitt, arj 
an "Award of Commemoration" from Governor Julia 
Carroll for his work in researching a State Fitness Co 
sultant Network. ^ 

In addition, both Eastern and Indiana Universif 
have recognized him for his accomplishments. / 
EKU, he was inducted into both the Hall of Df. 
tinguished Alumni and the Athletic Hall of Farr| 
during the University's Centennial Year celebratid 
in 1974. At lU, he received the School of HPER| 
highest honor — the W.W. Patty Award for his conth 
butions to the profession. 

In 1982, he received the Kentucky America] 
Alliance for Health, Physical Education and Recrii 
ation's (AAHPER) W.H. Mustaine Award, the state 
highest recognition for leadership in health, physic 
education, recreation and athletics. This past Marct 
he continued his list of accolades from the Souther 
District of the National Alliance of Health, Physic 
Education, Recreation and Dance (HPERD) whic 
gave him its top Honor Award. 

Over the years, his accomplishments were re(; 
ognized beyond his profession as well ...the Kentuck 
and U.S. Jaycees ... the Boy Scouts of America ... th 
NCAA ... all recognized his involvement in his wor 
and its importance to their particular causes. 


IriiersiVy Archives Photos 

As an undergraduate at Eastern (below), Fred, third from left, exam- 
ined some woodworking details while earning a degree in industrial 
arts. Later, he coached track and football at his Alma Mater. In 1958, 
he posed for the iU//t',s7o/!e photographer with Glenn Presnell 
kneeling); Don Daly, '55 (left, standing), and Jerry Boyd, '57. 


li:if wr-;:s^^,j:^:i"V 

, After more than four decades, he looks back upon 
jnis success with a philosophical eye. "Success is built 
iround a good sound education," he maintained, "the 
bility to work long hours when you have to, to be in- 
■ uenced by strong leadership in others ... and good 

^ Darling is quick to give credit to some leaders who 
|ifluenced him during his formative years. "There 
/ere perhaps four people who influenced me most," 
,e said, "Kermit Blosser, Rome Rankin, Tom Samuels, 
nd Turkey Hughes." 

Blosser, currently golf coach at Ohio University in 
\thens, maintains that Darling's success was predic- 
able early in life. "He was the type of young man you 
new was going to do well ... he never knew how to 

The legendary Rankin left his mark on Darling pro- 
essionally, as well as personally. "He was the best 
nan at my wedding," Darling recalled. 

Not accidentally, three of the four men who in- 
luenced Darling did so at Eastern, and it was his 
ilaying for them and coaching with them in football 
nd track that made him an ardent Eastern man. 

"I tell my students that they can't get a better 
background anywhere than at Eastern," he said, "I 
elt that way when I went on to graduate school at 
U, and I still feel that way today." 

The quality of this program is, predictably, re- 
sted to his work on the curriculum. He planned the 
ecreation program currently being offered by the 
lepartment, and wrote a Federal Project that helped 
inance it for five years. Also, the Master of Science 
egree with a Sports Administration option and the 
ndergraduate Athletic Training endorsement were 
'evelopments that he helped implement. 

He is a believer in Eastern, and he's done his best 
make it a family matter. Daughters Cindy and 
)ebbie are both Eastern graduates, Cindy with a BA 

and MA in English and Debbie with a degree in 
nursing ... "We're working on our grandchildren now," 
he smiled. 

And part of his pride in Eastern lies in his close 
ties with Eastern graduates, his former students that 
he talks about with obvious satisfaction ... Don 
Feltner, vice-president for development at Eastern; 
Karl Bays, president and chief executive officer for 
American Hospital Supply Corporation; actor Lee 
Majors, a close friend and business partner; Joe Vanity, 
a successful attorney; Roy Kidd, head coach of the 
EKU Colonels, among others... 

And perhaps the closest tie of all, wife Edna 
(Baker-Babb) who as a majorette for the Marching 
Maroons met Fred, the captain of the football team, 
and accepted his proposal on the steps of the Weaver 
Health Building back in 1942. "We still walk on the 
campus almost every day, and we still stop to sit on 
that step," he said. 

A successful businessman as well as an honored 
educator, his long list of credits reflects a life of 
hard work and obvious success, but Darling says that 
the ones that mean the most are those from EKU and 
lU because "they're tied to educational achievements." 

In retirement, he hopes to have time to travel and 
restore antique furniture. "Of course, I'll follow the 
Colonels and EKU," he said. "I absolutely refuse to 
move from within walking distance of the campus." 

After some 43 years on the campus in a variety of 
positions from student to dean, Fred Darling has 
walking rights any day he and Edna see fit. In re- 
tirement, his proud legacy in the area of physical edu- 
cation and athletics will continue to be a matter of 
pride, not only for the man, but for the institution 
that has become an integral part of his life.D 




By Mary Ellen Shuntich 
James K. Libbey 


Above. Carrie Hein, a junior in Communications Disorders, 
prepares a wax overlay similar to the batik process of color- 
ing, as she demonstrates the art of Ukrainian Easter Egg dec- 
orating. Right. The Banevolks Dance Company from Ball 
State University staged an impressive exhibition of East 
European folk dances in colorful traditional costumes. 


The Fourth Annual Culture Festival was celebrated 
on campus September 25 through October 6 with 
a myriad of activities. Once again, a stimulating, 
informative, and thoroughly enjoyable variety of ex- 
periences were offered to the university and local 
communities, presenting all who participated with a 
glance into the lives and traditions of the peoples of 
Eastern Europe. The festival focused on East Europe 
countries Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, 
Hungary, Poland, Romania, the Slavic Republics of 
USSR, and Yugoslavia. 

A culture week celebration was the dreamchild of 
Dr. Joe Flory, currently director of International 
Education and co-chair of the Culture Festival. Flory, 
who began teaching in the English department at East- 
ern in 1979, was assigned to teach a unit on African 
literature as part of his World Literature course. "That 
same year," Flory recalled, "a new faculty member 
from Africa, Dr. Said Samatar, was teaching in the de- 
partment of Humanities." 

"I invited him to talk to my class and I became a 
student as well. He was so interesting and impressive, 
and the students' response was great." He realized, he 
added, how little was really known about the African 

"Why not, I thought, have this for all students. Dr. 
Samatar and I began to brainstorm, and an African 
Culture Week evolved, he the 'expert' and I the organi- 
zer." Dr. Samatar has since moved to Rutgers Univer- 
sity in New Jersey. 


Since that first African Culture Week in the fall of 
1980, the event has become an annual occurrence and 
has steadily grown, involving more faculty and stu- 
dents in the planning and organizing, doubling the pro- 
gram of films and activities and quadrupling the atten- 
dance and participation. 

The following year. Culture Week featured the East 
Asian countries of China, Japan, and Korea. 

In 1982, Culture Week was expanded into two 
weeks, with the first week devoted to more than 20 
films depicting the South Asian countries of India, Sri 
Lanka, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. 

The second week was filled with speakers, slide 
presentations, panel discussions, music and dance pre- 
sentations, exhibits, craft demonstrations, food samp- 
lings, and a clothing display. Culture Week became the 
Culture Festival. "We had to lengthen the event from 
one to two weeks," explains Flory, "simply to ac- 
commodate all the activities and people." 

A number of outstanding events during this year's 
festival precipitated a record-breaking attendance of 
more than 3,500 persons from the campus and the 
community, with the festival serving as a major cultur- 
al attraction in the region. 

A broad selection of documentary and educational 
films plus four feature-length films attracted more than 
1,000 in the Library, in classrooms across campus, and 
at Model Laboratory School. Cultural attaches with 
the Socialist Republic of Romania and the German 
Democratic Republic embassies in Washington, D.C., 
and the Yugoslav Press and Cultural Center in New 
York provided special assistance in obtaining films and 

The Russian Folk Orchestra from the University 
of Illinois gave a lively Monday evening concert. The 
30-member orchestra, conducted by Paul Garvey, 
performed on such strange native Russian instruments 
as the balalikas and domras, mandolin and bass-like 
instruments of all sizes - from 16 inches to six feet! 

The most popular event, drawing an enthusiastic 
crowd of 500, was an extravaganza of sight and sound 
staged by the Banevolks Dance Company from Ball 
State University. The 18-member dance troupe came 
to Richmond following their second tour of East 
Europe where they participated in folk dance festivals 
in a number of countries. The Banevolks performed 
traditional folk dances in a colorful array of authentic 

Dimitri Feofanov, a Russian pianist on the faculty 
at the University of Kentucky since August 1982, per- 
formed Russian music of the 19th and 20th centuries 
to a spell-bound audience of music students and inter- 
ested listeners on Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Feo- 
fanov's performance at a 1982 international competi- 
tion was described as "lithe and vibrant . . . exemplary 
digital ease and evenness ... a lean and muscular 
reading, quite expressive . . . brought more applause 
and more curtain calls than any other performance of 
the evening." Equally so at Eastern. 

Three Richmond residents who visited Poland in 
the summer of 1983 participated in the program also. 
Rev. Charles Steele, minister of Westside Christian 


Above. Margo Wilson, associate professor in Communica- 
tion Disorders, prepares kolachies, a traditional European 
pastry with apricot and poppyseed filling, during the noon 
demonstration. Below. With a taste of this and that, Bill 
Palahunich, a '55 Eastern alumnus from Madison County, 
fills his plate with authentic East European foods during 
the Food Sampling buffet. 







Church, his wife Dolly, and Jeff Masters, a freshman at 
Eastern, shared their experiences in a slide presentation 
and displayed a variety of articles from their Polish 

The art department arranged with the Jacques 
Baruch Gallery in Chicago to present a show at the 
Giles Gallery featuring original photographs by Jan 
Sandek of Yugoslavia and prints by five East European 
artists. The Baruchs have acquired the most compre- 
hensive collection of Czechoslovakian prints in the 
United States. 

Thursday was a fun day for some 300 participants 
who were either czardasing, Za poyasing, and lesnoto- 
ing (dancing) or sampling vinegret, pashka, kielbasa 
and apple strudel. 

A folk dance workshop for interested (and spiri- 
ted) persons was held in the Weaver dance studio in the 

morning and outside in the ravine in the afternoq. 
The sessions were sprinkled with anecdotes and storf 
by Larry Weiner, co-director of the Buffalo Gap Fq 
Dance Camp in Washington, D.C. Weiner toured E 
Europe to study dances and cultural rites in traditio 
ceremonies in the villages and towns. 

Thursday evening brought a 17-item food sampi 
feast to 200 guests in Walnut Hall. Members of tl 
food committee spent months selecting authc 
tic recipes representing all the East European countr 
and preparing the food for the event. Attendance v] 
by necessity limited to 200. It was so popular tl 
tickets were sold out in a matter of days. 

In addition, luncheon lectures, panel discussio 
dramatic presentations, exhibits, and craft demonstj 
tions filled the week with Eastern European cuit^ 
with special guests from East Tennessee State Univ.- 
sity, Indiana University. Washington University, Ceni|; 
College, University of Kentucky, Eastern, and tl; 
Richmond community. j 

While the future of Eastern European culture m 
be clouded with politics, the future of Eastern's C 
ture Festival is bright with hope. A few days after t 
Fourth Annual Culture Festival closed, Flory carefu' 
prepared a series of empty folders. "Latin America' 
he beamed, showing the labels. D [ 





a disappointing playoff loss in the 
mud, 1983 proved to be a pleasant 
surprise as the rebuilding Colonels 
finished 7-3-1 and captured a 
ninth OVC title. 

iiy Jack D. Frost 
'hotos by Paul Lambert 

-r I.M.Paul Lewis, BU's All Amer- 

downpour. Top "3"™^ "center Fresh- 
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Opposite page: How wet 
was it? There were times 
the players and refs would 
have given almost anything 
for an umbrella. 
Below: A saturated Keith 
Bosley drips dry. 

The dreams of a third national football championship for Coach Ro 
Kidd and his proud troop of Colonels were drowned on a cold, rain 
November night as the magic of Hanger Field vanished in the sogg 
Bermuda turf. 

On a night when a torrential downpour made running an adventure an 
catching the football more difficult than corralling a greased pig, Easter 
gave it a shot, but for only the second time in the last 37 home games thci 
was no singing of "Cabin On The Hill," the Colonels' victory song. On th 
night, before a national television audience and 4,800 soal<ed fans in th 
stands, an opportunistic Boston University team prevailed 24-20 in the fir 
round of the NCAA Division 1-AA playoffs. 

The dynasty that has seen Eastern advance to the national finals the la 
four years and capture championships in 1979 and 1982 will simply requir 
a minor tune-up with a few new parts. 

In a season that was supposed to be somewhat of a rebuilding year ft 
Coach Kidd and his staff, the 1983 Colonels proved a pleasant surprise d 
they finished with a 7-3-1 record and captured a ninth Ohio Valley Confo 
ence title. With two freshmen quarterbacks and a defensive unit that n 
eluded nine new starters, Kidd entered the season with slim expectation 
that this team would qualify for a fifth consecutive playoff spot. But, I 
the season wore on and Eastern was sitting with a 5-0 record, the playei] 
were making a believer of their coach. \ 

However, in the aftermath of the mud bath with Boston U., Kidd r( 
vealed his inner thoughts. "I kinda knew this team wasn't as good as th| 
teams we had the past four years. We just didn't have the experience I 
takes to do well in the playoffs. I knew that. I had that feeling. But' 
think the past four years have spoiled everybody around here a little, 
know I have been. 

"This dynasty isn't over," said Kidd, who completed his 20th year j 
the Colonel helm with an overall record of 153-58-7 and was selected OV'i 
Coach of the Year for the second consecutive year. "We'll be back. We'v 
got too many good young players. I'm excited about our future." 

Names such as Pat Smith and Greg Parker, the two young quarterback 
who gained valuable experience this past season, tailbacks Barry Cox an 
David Hensley, fullbacks Victor Mims and Vic Parks, mammoth offensiv 
tackle Keith Bosley, and defensive stalwarts Fred Harvey, Anthony Jone: 
Jeff Walker, Robert Williams, Rick Campbell, and Robert Palmer will hel 
form the nucleus of next year's squad. 

But for the seniors on this team, who finished their playing careers wit 
a 41-8-1 record, the loss to the BU Terriers left somewhat of an empt 
feeling. For the only time in their careers, they fell short of reaching th 
national finals, but that is certainly nothing to be ashamed about. 

Tron Armstrong, a senior who may get an opportunity in professions 
football, perhaps said it best. "We've been in the playoffs in all five year 
I've been at Eastern, and we went to the championship game in four out o 
the five. How many other teams in the nation can say that? None. W 
gave it one heck of a shot for No. 5. One heck of a shot." i 

One heck of a shot, indeed. Despite digging a hole for themselves in th! 
first half with fumbles and other mistakes, the Colonels came fighting baclj 
from a 21-10 halftime deficit. The "Matter of Pride" theme that has bei 
come synonymous with EKU football seemed to come alive. 

As the precious minutes ticked away, the EKU faithful kept their hope 
high, recalling some of the miraculous last-second victories the Colonel 
pulled off. Just as WTBS play-by-play announcer Bob Neal told the tele' 
vision audience to get ready for a wild and woolly finish, the Colonels be 
gan one last desperation drive. 

With no time-outs remaining and the clock winding down to zero 
Smith unleashed a 45-yard pass that seemed to hang forever in the drivin< 
rain above Hanger Field. Both Armstrong and sophomore split end Isaial 
Hill were at the goal line surrounded by BU defenders. The ball was tipped 
the crowd gasped, Hill made a valiant dive, the ball bounded away, anc 
suddenly it was over. 

But as the drenched and disappointed crowd slowly filed from th( 
stadium, one EKU fan was overheard to say, "Wait Til Next Year!"D 



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the eastern chronicle 


Aviation Program 
Off and Flying 

Eastern has long exhorted prospective 
students to come live and learn on the 
Richmond campus. That invitation can 
now be expanded to "live, learn, and 
fly" as the University's aviation program 
is off the ground with the completion of 
the first courses in private pilot ground 
school and flight training. 

The development of the program has 
flown along at rapid speed since the EKU 
Board of Regents authorized the award of 
academic credit and negotiations for a 
contract with an airport fixed base opera- 
tor to provide the Federal Aviation Ad- 
ministration-approved flight training. 

Eight students were recognized in 
August as the first to complete the pri- 
vate pilot ground course (AVN 191) 
which carries four hours of academic cre- 
dit. In addition, three of those students 
completed the integrated flight course. 

private pilot flight (AVN 191) and flew 
their first solo flight in July. They are 
now eligible to take the FAA private pi- 
lot license examination. 

The three students completing both 
the ground and flight courses are Keith 
Gunter, Louisville; Larry E. Pugh, Lex- 
ington; and Thomas G. Clark, Monticello. 
The five completing only the gound 
school thus far are James H. Hughes, Ir- 
vine; John M. Justice and Keith B. Sears, 
both of Richmond; Mike Lamb, Paint 
Lick; and Anthony McDaniel, London. 

Dr. Wilma J. Walker, coordinator of 
EKU's aviation program, says she is well 
satisfied with the program's progress 
thus far. She said the enrollment for 
the summer course offerings was limited 
to a small number of students, but class 
enrollment for the fall term neared ca- 
pacity with 23 students in the ground 
course and 17 signed up for the flight. 

The program, which is administered 
through the College of Applied Arts and 
Technology, has been developed with the 

Kurt K. Zimmerman, left, director of the Division of Career Development and Place- 
ment at Eastern, and William Scott Whitson, '73, sales coordinator with ARCO Coal 
Sales Co. in Kenova, WV, examine documents awarding $500 to the EKU office. The 
grant was made to EKU by ARCO in recognition of Whitson's participation in the Uni- 
versity's Alumni Career Network, an organization designed to help Eastern graduates 
in employment and relocation. 


goal of someday offering associate ar| 
baccalaureate degrees. 

Dr. Kenneth Hansson, dean of tij 
College of Applied Arts and Technologi 
says Eastern officials are convinced thi 
the future holds numerous opportunitij 
for the continued development of tfl 
aviation program, whether it is private 
commercial flight, or in the critical are 
defined by the FAA such as airway sci 
ence management, airway computer syt 
terns, aircraft systems management, ail 
way electronics systems, or aircral 
maintenance management. j 

"Eastern has often dared to step olI 
to do what was needed to meet highil 
education needs," said Hansson. 'I ho 
we will continue that tradition, a 
dition that has led us to this 
when we cannot only exte 
tion to live and learn at Eastern, bd 
'come and fly at Eastern.' " 

„ tr) 

i point in tirn 
snd an invitj 

Placement Division Honored by KCPA 

izeo Qurmg in 
of the KentucW 
ociation held i 

Eastern reaped kudos when the Univej 

sity's Division of Career Development an' 

Placement was recognized during th 

20th annual conference 

College Placement Associ. 

Berea. | 

Art Harvey, assistant director of th| 
CD&P division, won the first KCPA Innq 
vative Program Award and a grant c 
$150 for the development of the Sti| 
dent's Ambassadors Program. The awarj 
will be used to prepare a manual on th' 
program for use by other placemen! 
officers. I 

The division also won the associ;, 
tion's membership award for most ne\( 
members during 1983. I 

The new president-elect of KCPA ij 
Kurt Zimmerman, director of Eastern'l 
Division of Career Development an'i 
Placement. Mr. Zimmerman's respons! 
bilities as president-elect include progranj 
chairman for the 1984 conference ii' 
Louisville, and president of the Associai 
tion for 1984-85. j 

Papers of Prominent Central Kentuckiansi 
Donated to EKU Archives ! 

The personal papers and mementos of 
prominent central Kentucky family at thi 
beginning of the twentieth century havit 
been donated to the Eastern Archives fo' 

EKU Archivist Charles Hay said <> 
guide to the papers of Grant and Ann;' 
Lilly has been recently published and thr 
materials are open for public inspection 

The Lillys, originally from Irvine 
settled in Richmond around 1900. Lilly 


n attorney, was owner and editor of 
hree newspapers, The Madisonian, The 
Uchmond Climax, and The Kentucky 
legister, which were merged in 1917 to 
orm the present day Richmond Register. 
^fter moving to Lexington in the 1920's, 
.illy ran unsuccessfully for mayor in 

Mrs. Lilly, a leader in Kentucky 
yomen's issues and civic activities, spear- 
eaded a drive in 1928 to have "My Old 
Kentucky Home" designated as the of- 
icial state song. 

The Lilly Family Collection was giv- 
m to EKU by the Lillys' daughter, Miss 
Austin Page Lilly of Lexington. 
Library Receives $30,000 State Grant 

>nest E. Weyhrauch, dean of libraries at 
ilastern, has announced that EKU's John 
jrant Crabbe Library has been awarded a 
.30,000 grant by the Kentucky Depart- 
inent of Libraries and Archives to be used 
n the area of data conversion. 

State Librarian and Commissioner 
ames Nelson said EKU received one of 
CDLA's two 1983 Data Conversion 
Grants. A similar award was made to the 
■Canton County Public Library. Accord- 
ng to Weyhrauch, Eastern competed for 
he award in the academic category 
igainst six other benchmark institutions. 

"The purpose of the grant is to fund 
)0 percent of the cost of converting a 
)ortion of the Crabbe Library's catalog 

of materials to computer-readable form," 
said Nelson. 

According to Ling-yuh (Miko) Pattie, 
catalog section chief at Eastern's library 
and the person who drafted the grant pro- 
posal, the $30,000 and additional match- 
ing funds from the University will be used 
to reclassify and convert 42,000 records 
during the upcoming year. 

When the project is completed the li- 
brary collection may be accessed from de- 
partment chairs' offices, and other cam- 
pus locations. 

Innovative Job Placement Program 
Recruits Aid From Students 

As the job search of college graduates 
becomes more demanding. Eastern's Di- 
vision of Career Development and Place- 
ment has come up with a pilot project 
known as the Student Ambassador Pro- 
gram that utilizes the help of student vol- 
unteers in developing employer contacts. 
The program's theme could appropriately 
read "Students Helping Students." 

Art Harvey, assistant director of 
CD&P at Eastern, who conceived the pro- 
ject, said a group of 20 trained student 
volunteers contacted approximately 100 
employers last spring. "We feel the pro- 
gram has gotten off to a tremendous start 
and will be a great boost to our employer 
contact campaign," said Harvey. 

The program has caught the atten- 
tion of others in the placement field. The 

ambassador program received the 1983 
Kentucky College Placement Associa- 
tions Award tor Innovation. 

"We designed this program to pro- 
vide a facc-to-face forum for the ex- 
change of information between place- 
ment offices and employers. The de- 
velopment of an effective employer con- 
tact campaign is a difficult task for col- 
lege placement offices due to constraints 
on funding and time," he said, "but with 
this ambassador program, we can physi- 
cally call on many more employers than 
would be possible for the placement 

Harvey explained that upperclass 
student volunteers, who have been selec- 
ted through faculty nomination and who 
have completed a training program, 
schedule an appointment with employers 
in their home areas. The ambassadors 
contact at least five organizations during 
a visit to their home. He said the stu- 
dents provide the information about Uni- 
versity services and programs that compli- 
ment the needs of a particular organi- 

Forty students are serving as am- 
bassadors during the 1983 fall and 1984 
spring terms. 

"We hope the development of this 
pilot project will serve as a model to in- 
crease the effectiveness of employer out- 
reach activities in Kentucky and hence 
serve both placement offices and re- 
cruiters alike," said Harvey. D 



1934, 1944, 1954 and 1959. 

*Alumni Banquet honoring the 
1984 Outstanding Alumnus 
*ROTC Commissioning 
*Allied Health & Nursing Recog- 
nition Ceremony 


9:00 a.m. - Registration, Keen 

Johnson Building 
10:30 a.m. - Campus Bus Tours 
12 noon - Class Reunion Luncheons 
3:00 p.m. - Campus Bus Tours 
6:00 p.m. - Reception, Walnut Hall, 

Keen Johnson Building 
6:30 p.m. - Alumni Banquet, Grand 

Ballroom, Keen Johnson Building 

ments pending. Receptions honor- 
ing graduates from each college in 
the University will be held follow- 
ing commencement exercises. 

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Survey Examines 
Reasons Students 
Utend Eastern 

y Jack D. Frost 

'hy Do Students Attend Eastern? 

The answers to this question are 
.umerous, according to a survey adminis- 
pred last summer by the Division of Ad- 
iiissions and School Relations to a sam- 
le of new freshmen and transfer stu- 

James L. Grigsby, director of admis- 
ons and school relations, said about 25 
ercent of the 1,905 students surveyed 
uring Summer Orientation indicated 
ley selected Eastern because of the 
ourse offerings and academic reputation 
f the University. 

The survey program, known as the 
tudent Outcomes Information Service, 
. a jointly-sponsored project of the Na- 
onal Center for Higher Education Man- 
gement Systems and the College Board, 
irigsby said the project has assisted the 
Iniversity in collecting student outcome 
iformation that will be used for student 
jcruiting/marketing strategies, and to 
elp identify services that need im- 

He says the survey results prove very 
jpportive of the efforts being made at 
astern. "Throughout, our report sug- 
ssts that the strategies employed by the 
Iniversity in recruiting new students and 
larketing Eastern to prospective students 
re effective, and the image of the Univer- 
ty is very sound." 

In addition to the key role Eastern's 
:ademic reputation and wide selection 
f degree programs play in attracting stu- 
ents, the survey also revealed that ad- 
ice from a teacher/alumnus/friend 
:counted for another 10 percent; a 
!Commendation from a former student, 
2; and being located close to home, 

"It would also appear that infor- 
lation high school students receive from 
s is a contributor to the students' 
nowledge of Eastern and their subse- 
uent decision to attend the University," 
dded Grigsby. 

"A concerted effort has been made 
1 the past several years to provide the 
respective student with as much infor- 
lation as possible," he said. The survey 
idicated that 17.7 percent of the stu- 
ents learned about Eastern through pub- 
cations and other literature mailed to 
lem, while another 11.4 percent heard 
bout the University from visiting EKU 
ipresentatives in the high schools. The 
iading information source about Eastern 


came from relatives and/or friends, 29.5 
percent, while high school teachers/coun- 
selors/administrators were listed by 24.4 

The development of an active stu- 
dent recruitment program began at 
Eastern in 1960 when Dr. Robert R. Mar- 
tin began his 16'/4-year tenure as presi- 
dent, and has been expanded under the 
presidency of Dr. J.C. Powell. The 60's 
was an era of unequaled growth at 
Eastern and the Commonwealth's entire 

system of public higher education. As 
history will show. Eastern was one of 
the leaders in academic program develop- 
ment and physical expansion to accom- 
modate the population explosion of col- 
lege-age students from the post-war 
"Baby Boom." 

Today, the need for a vibrant student 
recruitment program is perhaps more im- 
portant than ever as the numbers of col- 
lege age youth are decreasing. Simply 
maintaining the status quo has proven 
a challenge, but Grigsby feels Eastern has 
been up to the task. 

While the University's total enroll- 
ment dropped slightly last fall to 12,866, 
the full-time enrollment figures actually 
showed about a five percent increase 

and the number of total full-time fresh- 
men increased more than 14 percent. 

"We are continually striving to find 
methods to better market the Univer- 
sity and recruit students," said Grigsby. 
"It's good to know, as a result of this 
survey, that we are doing our job." 

Eastern's success in attracting new 
students cannot be disputed. The Univer- 
sity ranks as the largest of Kentucky's 
regional institutions in terms of enroll- 

Dana Swinford in 
"The Stephen Foster Story" 

by Dr. James Libbey 

Louisville native Dana Swinford did not 
undergo the normal interview process for 
her summer's co-op position. She sang 
and danced her way into the chorus of 
"The Stephen Foster Story" at Bards- 

A senior BFA (Performing Arts) 
major, Swinford possessed strong creden- 
tials when she auditioned for a place in 
the cast of the outdoor musical. She had 
already completed many music and thea- 
tre courses and had previously appeared 
in numerous plays and musicals (the 
latter in conjunction with the Depart- 
ment of Music) produced by the Depart- 
ment of Speech and Theatre Arts. 

"When she auditioned, Dana secured 
a place in the chorus and came within an 
inch of getting a major role," stated the 
director, Scott Ray. "She's in very good 
company," he continued, "since this 
year's cast is the most experienced in the 
long history of 'The Stephen Foster 
Story.' " 

Ray disclosed that the company is 
primarily composed of veteran actors. In 
fact, 38 of 50 cast members had played in 
last year's production. Each part in the 
show attracted keen competition for 
seasoned performers. "I was disap- 
pointed when I did not earn a leading 
role," Swinford bluntly admitted, "but I 
am the understudy for the part and I do a 
minor character during matinees. I keep 

Busy is not a strong enough word for 
the grueling schedule endured by Swin- 
ford. For example, the chorus appears in 
most scenes of the 2V2 hour musical. 
There are six evening shows and a Satur- 
day matinee each week during a season 
lasting from June 1 1 to Labor Day. 

In addition, the director has held 
spot rehearsals. Finally, Swinford and 
the other chorus members are often 
whisked away on promotional tours be- 
fore returning to Bardstown in time for 
the evening performance. 

Eastern helped prepare Swinford for 


the hard work. "The plays or musicals at 
Eastern take two months of dally rehear- 
sals-and that's on top of classes. In fact," 
Swinford suggested, "this is the big dif- 
ference between school and the 'real' 

She explained that the high caliber 
of the actors enabled this year's company 
to begin the summer season with less than 
two weeks of rehearsals. "Professionals 
have to master their parts in a hurry," she 

Swinford's association with the 
veteran cast is one of the major benefits 
of her co-op program. "You learn how to 
get along with others in this business," 

she commented, "and pick up a lot of 
good ideas. I'll be able to share these 
with other (theatre) students when I re- 
turn to Eastern." 

Swinford also mentioned that her co- 
op work would assist her in her classes 
during the Fall Semester. "My voice is 
really strong from all the singing I've 
done this summer. Dr. (Donald) Henrick- 
son (Professor of Voice) will notice the 
improvement," she said. Moreover, she 
felt that her role in the chorus has im- 
proved her ability to "blend" her voice 
with a group of singers and should make 
her a better member of choral ensembles 
at Eastern. 

Top: Three good friends got together at the Perry County Alumni Chapter meeting. 
John Adams, '55 MA '62, left, and his wife Ethel, '61 MA '62, chat with former direc- 
tor of alumni affairs, J. W. Thurman, '41 MA '51 . Aboi'c left: The Greater Cincinnati 
Area Alumni Chapter members helped host the open house for high school seniors and 
their parents at the Drawbridge Inn in northern Kentucky. Carol Allender Foust, '81, 
pours punch while Jim Allender, '55 MA '56, observes. Above right: George Dodge, 
'67, chapter president, addresses fellow alumni at the Greater Louisville Alumni Chapter 
meeting which featured the EKU Show Choir along with special guests, Mr. and Mrs. 
R. R. Richards. 

Indeed, the word "blend" aptly ■ 
cribes Swinford's co-op position. She 
been able to apply her academic trairig 
to the profession she plans to enter £ |, 
at the same time, acquire experie 
which will allow her to be a more proc 
five student in the remaining courses 
must take before graduation. 

Bracken County Student Receives 
Pope Memorial Scholarship 

Terri Ramsey, a junior medical laborat.y 
technologist major from Bracken Cour/ 
has been awarded the "Larry J. pJe 
Memorial Scholarship". | 

The scholarship is awarded 
to an EKU student from Bracken Coujy 
who has demonstrated high acadeijc 

Harlan County Student Receives $600 I 
Scholarship j 

Ardythe L. Zander, a senior from Harm 
County, has been awarded a $600 i- 
demic scholarship by the National Soe- 
ty of Public Accountants Scholarsjp 

Zander was selected for the awardh 
the basis of her outstanding record. Se 
was chosen as one of 32 recipients frn 
over 1,000 students who applied to 'e 
Foundation for financial assistance. II 
applicants were judged for scholasc 
achievement, financial need, and demi- 
strated leadership ability. | 

Campbell Wins $200 j 

Journalism Scholarship 

Mark Campbell, a Campbellsburg seni^, 
received the Kentucky Weekly Newspafr 
Editor's Annual Scholarship. NominaM 
by faculty members from EKU's Dep£- 
ment of Mass Communications, the >• 
year-old journalism major/political ?■ 
ence minor has a 3.73 grade point aver<"e 
in his major. He is the son of Rosem;/ 
Miskell Campbell and the late Robt 
Ellis Campbell. He is a 1978 graduated 
Henry County High School in Nv 
Castle, and has worked in a variety f 
capacities for EKU's student newspap, 
The Eastern Progress. 

Campbell served as a legislative - 
porter covering the 1982 Kentuc/ 
General Assembly for The Progress, i 
was appointed features editor in t3 
spring of 1983 and he is currently t; 
paper's managing editor. 

Campbell, who is due to graduate i 
May, is a charter member of the Univ- 
sity's Society of Professional Journalis/ 
Sigma Delta Chi chapter. ' 

During the KWNE's opening sessili 
on Oct. 13, Campbell served as a pari 
member along with Dr. Glen Kleir, 
chairman of the EKU Department ' 
Mass Communications; Jim Allen, edit' 
of the Grayson County News Gazet.i 
Larry Craig, editor of the Green Riv 
Republican: and Evelyn Boone, edit' 
of the Todd County Standard, in a disci- 
sion of "Opportunities and Challenges i 
Community Newspapering."D 




onferenceof Presi- 
lents Elects Powell 

,i:. Powell, president of EKU, has been 
t'.cted chairman of the Kentucky Advi- 
ry Conference of Presidents. 

The Conference of Presidents Is 
iimposed of the presidents of the eight 
bllc universities in Kentucky. It was 
:abllshed by the 1982 General Assem- 
/ to advise the Council on Higher Edu- 
tion on matters of concern to the 
Oilverslties. Conference members pre- 
'!w the agenda for each statutory meet- 
3 of the Council, and may elect a 
:okesperson to present the position of 
e institutions to the Council. The Con- 
rence of Presidents also has at least one 
aeting annually with the Council. 

Powell Is EKU's seventh president, 
• vlng held that position since 1976. Be- 
■re that, he served as dean of Business 
'fairs, executive dean, and vice presi- 
nt for Administration at EKU. Powell 
rves as the Kentucky representative to 
e American Association of State Col- 
ges and Universities, Is a member of the 
,merican Council on Education's sub- 
.immittee on NCAA Division I Intercol- 
iglate Athletics, and Is chairman of the 
sse Stuart Foundation. 

olford Appointed Advisor 
) Victim Assistance Network 

■. Bruce Wolford, associate professor of 
rrectional services, has been appointed 
. the advisory board of the Victim As- 
itance Network (VAN), a statewide 
iganlzation that promotes assistance to 
Ime victims and witnesses. 

VAN Chairman Dave Armstrong, 
pmmonwealth Attorney from the 30th 
idlclal District, said Wolford brings a 
salth of experience and concern for 
antucky's crime victims to this new 
)st. The VAN advisory board, com- 
[jsed of leaders in law enforcement and 
iher victim-related fields from across the 
jate, meets quarterly to formulate policy 
id present recommendations to Kentuc- 
j''s criminal justice agencies. 

hrton Nominated for President 
'■ NATA 

Te National Athletic Trainers Assocla- 
Dn Board of Directors has nominated 
3bby Barton, athletic trainer at Eastern 
jnce 1976, and Gary Craner, trainer at 
'aise State University, as the two candl- 
Jtes for the office of president of the 


8,000-member National Athletic Trainers' 
Association, Inc. 

Barton Is currently serving a term as 
president of NATA. 

Barton has been a member of the 
NATA since 1970, and served on the 
board of directors from 1977 to 1982. 
He served as the NATA representative to 
the American Council on Education's 
Commission on Collegiate Athletics and 
on the NATA-APTA Task Force on 
Licensure. He has also served on the 
NATA Placement Committee, the Dis- 
trict 9 Executive Committee, and the 
NATA Licensure Committee. 

In 1979, Barton served as convention 
chairman for the 30th Annual Meeting 
and Clinical Symposium and co-authored 
Kentucky House Bill 86, which provided 
the procedure used by the Kentucky 
Board of Medical Licensure to certify 
athletic trainers in the Commonwealth of 

Barton served as vice-president of the 
NATA in 1980 and 1981 and has served 
as president since June of 1982. He has 
served as a member of several NATA 
committees, and assisted in securing 
Regular Category A Membership for the 
NATA from the National Commission for 
Health Certifying Agencies. 


Administrator Chosen Kentucky 
"Nurse of the Year" 

Charlotte Denny, director of Eastern's 
Division of Student Special Services, has 
been honored by the Kentucky Nurses' 
Association as the 1983 "Nurse of the 

Denny, a registered nurse and former 
associate dean of the College of Allied 
Health and Nursing, has been a member 
of the Kentucky Nurses' Association for 
20 years and is a past president and board 
member of the 1,800-member organiza- 
tion. A native of Brookllne, Mass., she 
has been at Eastern since 1967. Denny 
earned the Bachelor of Science Nursing 
degree from New York University and the 

Masters of Administration from the Uni- 
versity of Kentucky. 

She attributes her selection as "Nurse 
of the Year" to the community service 
work she performs in Lexington of ad- 
ministering allergy injections, and the 
volunteer time she gives to the KNA. In 
addition, she serves as a staff nurse con- 
sultant for eight hospitals in Louisville, 
Lexington, Hazard, Middlesboro, Whites- 
burg, South Williamson, Beckley, W.V., 
and Mann, W.V. Denny is also instrumen- 
tal in the drafting and review of nursing 
legislation at both the state and national 
levels, and is a member of the state review 
panel on nursing continuing education 

Professors Elected as Officers to 
International Organization 

Two faculty members were recently elec- 
ted to offices with the state affiliate of 
the international organization Teachers of 
English to Speakers of Other Languages. 
Dr. Martha S. Conaway, assistant profes- 
sor and teacher in the Department of 
Learning Skills since 1976, will serve as 
president of KyTESOL, and Joy Allameh, 
assistant professor and English teacher, 
was elected first vice president. Conaway 
received her bachelor's degree from the 
University of Kentucky, her master's 
from EKU, and her doctorate from 
Southern Illinois University. Allameh 
earned the bachelor's degree from Middle 
Tennessee and his master's from the Uni- 
versity of Arkansas. 

EKU and UK Cosponsor Annual 
Educators Conference 

Eastern Kentucky University and the Uni- 
versity of Kentucky cosponsored the 
national conference of the Association 
for General and Liberal Studies Nov. 10- 
12, at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington. 

AGLS represents a wide variety of 
private and public institutions of higher 
education and is the only national group 
devoted to undergraduate general educa- 

Dr. Ernest L. Boyer, president of the 
Carnegie Foundation for the Advance- 
ment of Teaching, addressed the confer- 
ence on Thursday, Nov. 10. Dr. Boyer, 
former U.S. Commissioner of Education, 
was named by U.S. News and World Re- 
port as one of America's outstanding 
leaders in education. 

Sixteen faculty members from EKU 
and 13 from UK were among the distin- 
guished educators conducting sessions 
around the conference theme, "A Quest 
for Common Learning." D 



Lane Completes 
Successful Freshman 
Cross Country Season 

When Barb Lane, a freshman from Allen- 
town, Pa., came to practice for the East- 
ern cross country team, no one anticipa- 
ted her winning the Ohio Valley Confer- 
ence individual title and help EKU defend 
its OVC crown. 

"It was a big accomplishment," said 
EKU assistant coach, Brian Andrews. 
"We never thought she'd be as good as 
she is." 

In her first collegiate competition at 
the Western Kentucky University Invita- 
tional, Lane ran her best time for the sea- 
son at 17:44 and placed second. She 
kept up the pace and continued to place 
first or second for the remainder of the 

Her latest accomplishment occurred 
at the NCAA regionals in South Carolina. 
Lane finished 27th in a region that team- 
mate Maria Pazarentzos describes as "the 
toughest region in the NCAA." 

"Barb's a great runner," said Pazar- 
entzos. "She's got confidence and she's 
not intimidated by anyone." 

Lane graduated from Dieruff High 
School in Allentown where she ran track 
for three years and cross country for two 
years. In her senior year, she was runner- 
up in the Pennsylvania 2-mile run. 

^ pride. 

"I always like running," said Lane. 
"I wasn't planning on going to college, 
but after state, I was aware that schools 
were interested in me." 

Lane comes from a close family with 
four sisters and five brothers. Her sisters 
ran some in school, but she was the only 
one to pursue running. "My family has 
been very supportive of whatever I do," 
said Lane. 

Andrews describes Lane as "a shy 
and quiet person with high morals and 
standards. "That," he added, "is a trib- 
ute to her parents." 

According to Andrews, "Barb works 
as hard academically as she does physical- 
ly. Her GPA is 3.0 or better." Lane 
plans on majoring in special education. 

Swimmers' Hopes High As Strong 
Nucleus Returns 

This year's edition of Eastern's Electri- 
fying Eels is expected to be one of Coach 
Dan Lichty's best teams in years. Al- 
though relatively small in numbers (17 
swimmers and four divers), the Eels hope 
to combine separate strong groups of 
returnees and freshmen into one versatile 

Four school record-holders return to 
this year's squad. Co-captain Brian Con- 
roy, the only senior on the team, current- 
ly holds records in the 100 and 200-yard 
freestyles, and 100 and 200 yard back- 

Conroy Vennefron 

Junior Don Combs holds both the 
100 and 200-yard breaststroke marks but 
will also be counted on in the individual 
medley events. Junior co-captain Scott 
Vennefron owns the 200-yard butterfly 
record but will also see action in distance 
freestyle events. And sophomore Mark 
Maher, the 50 yard-freestyle record 
holder, will also swim other sprint and 
middle distance events. 

"In addition to giving us a great deal 
of versatility, these four individuals form 
the inspirational nucleus of our team," 
said Lichty. "We will count heavily on 
them this year." 


Other returning lettermen who v| 
be expected to make major contributirj 
include junior Ben Meisenheimer, b 
middle distance freestyler, and sopl. 
more Mike Strange, a sprint and mid B 
distance freestyler who may also be u:l 
as a backstroker. 

Expected to add depth to the £«' 
line-up this year will be juniors Ted Avf. 
beck, Guy Frable, and Eric Smith alj 
sophomores Steve Amundson, Set 
Ward, and Will Weisman. 

Lichty and assistant Tim Cahill hijB 
also rounded up an impressive group f 
freshmen who will be counted on to st 
to the versatility and overall strength f 
the team. 

Steve Dial, a middle distance fr^ 
styler and Jim Rainey, who swims the (i> 
tance events, are both from Akron, Oh I 
Breaststroker Mike Kirsch and sprinr 
Dave Mercer both hail from Sarasota, Fi. 
and Brey Reddick, a butterflyer and cfe 
tance freestyler, is from Knoxville, Terl 

"Our freshmen will definitely mak) 
positive contribution to our team," sj 
Lichty. "They are capable of swimmj 
team-record times this year." 

A group of four divers rounds ct 
the squad. Sophomore Mark EschlimiJ 
who has been injured during much of 1t 
preseason, will nonetheless be expecll 
to be a big point producer this year, 5 
will junior Karen Hofmann, sophomes 
Melanie Mcintosh, and freshman An i 
Henderson. [ 

Golfers Close Fall Season: Eye ■ 

Third OVC Crown « 

Eastern's golf team closed its fall ca|f 
paign with an impressive seventh pi 
finish out of 23 schools in the Duke F 

"We beat some top-notch prograi 
in North Carolina State, William a 
Mary, Georgia Tech and Maryland," Sc 
Dr. Paul Motley, coach of the Colonels. 

Eastern, with a 42-21 overall rec 
against opponents this fall, is now looki 
forward to defending its OVC champi 
ship this spring. 

"I'm satisfied with our performani 
this fall," said Motley. "Our fall schedd 
allowed our players to gain experience i 
other golf courses. We're working o| 
way to winning the OVC and you do t 
with experience." 

The bright spots for the Colons 
were the four mainstays in their start! 
five; Kelly Finney, Barry Wehrman, Ru 
Barger and Tim Duignan. 

Motley's main concern in the comi 
season is filling the crucial fifth positi( 
in the Colonel line-up. 

"We couldn't seem to get our fit 


)lfer in fall tournament play to carry his 
lare of the load," said Motley. "We're 
oking for at least one of our other gol- 
rs to come forth and solidify our 

Motley plans to bolster his team's 
jrformance with off-season strength and 
inning programs. Considered unortho- 
jx by some coaches, the workouts will 
ontinue throughout the bad-weather 

, "Golf is an athletic event and you 
ive to be an athlete to compete. I 
Dticed our swings worsening in the later 
,iunds. We will be physically ready by 
abruary," said Motley. 

our Sign Early Letters With 
asketball Teams 

'ead basketball coaches Max Good and 
k. Dianne Murphy took advantage of the 
irly signing period in November to ink 
lur new players. 

Joining the men's program is 6-6, 
35-pound forward Shawnie Anderson 
■om Detroit, Mich., while the Eastern 
omen's team added Angela Fletcher, a 
■9 guard from Roane State Community 
bllege in Harriman, Tenn.; Julie Levis, 
' 5-8 guard from Oldham County High 
:hool; and Heidi Gast, a 5-6 guard from 
'arble Head, Ohio. 

Anderson, who averaged 18 points 
'jr game for coach Winfield Henry at 
'entral High School in Detroit last year 
t a junior, was an All-City choice last 
':ason despite breaking his wrist midway 
Wough the '82-83 season. 

"We are very pleased to have Shaw- 
'ie join our program after his senior year 
^ completed," said Good. "He is an ex- 
'ellent run-and-jump athlete who should 
'sip us." 

Anderson was picked as one of the 
)p 60 forwards in the nation by one pre- 
;ason publication and as one of the top 

players in Michigan by another, bas- 
stball talent scout Bill Cronauer. He 
as a big reason Central High advanced to 
le regionals in Michigan's high school 
pst-season play last year. 

, "They are really fine players," said 
Jurphy. "We're extremely pleased to 
ave signed them and look for them to 
,iake definite contributions next season." 

1 Murphy noted that personnel at the 
pint guard position was her top priority 
nee Eastern has three seniors at that 
psition, including AII-OVC Lisa Good- 
,1, on this year's team. 

'ootballers Finish '83 Year With 
|-3-l Record 


|0ach Roy Kidd and his Colonels com- 

eted a successful football season recent- 

i', accomplishing several goals the team 

ad set prior to the opening of the '83 


I "We wanted to win the OVC and go 

|) the playoffs again," said Kidd. "And, 

hen you look at how young we really 

I'e, we're thankful we were able to do 

iiat. We would, of course, liked to have 

Jvanced further but turnovers killed us 

jainst Boston University." 


EKU won the OVC title outright for 
the third consecutive year, the first time 
that's been accomplished by any OVC 
team since the league's inception. 

The Colonels' dreams of advancing 
to a fifth consecutive NCAA Division 
l-AA national championship game, how- 
ever, ended quickly with the 24-20 loss to 

"You can't have that many turnovers 
(three fumbles lost and a fumble by EKU 
punter Steve Rowe) against a playoff 
team and expect to win," Kidd said. 

Eastern, during the course of the '83 
season, set many school and conference 
records, including five by senior place- 
kicker Jamie Lovett. 

Lovett's records included; most field 
goals - 5 vs. Youngstown State; most 
points scored by kicking - 16 vs. YSU; 
longest field goal - 50 vs. YSU; most field 
goals kicked in a career - 41; and most 
field goals attempted - 69. 

Other Eastern team records were: 
most consecutive games without a loss - 
18; most consecutive games won - 18; and 
most consecutive conference wins - 22 
(also a new OVC record). 

The 1983 season also saw senior tail- 
back Terence Thompson of Owensboro 
become only the third runner in Eastern 
history to eclipse 3,000-yards rushing in 
his career. He finished the season with 
836 yards rushing and eight TD's for the 
'83 year, giving him 3,015 yards and 29 
TD's for his four-year stint at Eastern. 

Six Eastern Colonels also made the 
AII-OVC team. These include Tron Arm- 
strong, senior flanker, St. Petersburg, 
Fla.; Chris Sullivan, senior center, New 
Port Richey, Fla.; Mike Bobek, senior 
offensive tackle. Port Richey, Fla.; Mike 
McShane senior noseguard, St. Peters- 
burg; David Hill, senior linebacker, 
Miami, Fla.; and Anthony Jones, junior 
roverback, Ocala, Fla. Kidd and Middle 
Tennessee's Boots Donnelly were chosen 
co-OVC Coach of the Year. 

Myers Is Assistant Women's 
Basketball Coach 

Linda Myers has been appointed as an 
assistant coach for women's basketball. 

Myers joins the Colonels after serving 
as an assistant coach at Florida Inter- 
national University in Miami. She was 
also a graduate assistant coach at Slippery 
Rock University where she graduated 
with honors with a B.S. degree in health 
and physical education. 

Myers played intercollegiate basket- 
ball at Slippery Rock, where she holds 
several playing records. She was also 
nominated as CoSIDA Academic All- 
American in 1981. 

Her duties include scouting, on the 
floor coaching, and the coordination of 
the student athlete's academic progress 
for women's basketball. 

Women's Cross Country Team 
Defends Title 

For the second straight year, the women's 
cross country team captured the Ohio 
Valley Conference title. 

Alexa Cornett, MA '76, chats with Angle 
Young, a freshman from Harrodsburg 
prior to the fall meeting of the Perry 
County Alumni Chapter. Alexa, the pres- 
ident of the chapter, made the arrange- 
ments, while Angle provided the musical 
entertainment for the evening. 

Eastern finished with 30 points, 
followed by Murray State with 52 points 
and Austin Peay with 76 points. 

Barb Lane, Eastern's outstanding 
freshman, woi, first place with a time of 
17:57. "That was a real achievement for 
Barb," said Erdmann. Finishing fourth 
and sixth were Maria Pazarentzos and 
Pam Raglin with times of 18:47 and 
19:05, respectively. 

Linda Davis and Barb Fennell fin- 
ished ninth and 10th in clockings of 
19:35 and 19:36. Finishing 11th and 
12th were Fudgie Cuthbert and Paulie 
Garrett with times of 19:40 and 19:45, 

"The obvious reason for our success 
is that we had seven girls in the top 12," 
said Erdmann. "All our runners have im- 
proved this season. It was a little dis- 
appointing that some runners didn't 
have their best race, though." 

Eastern Alumni Secure Training Positions 

Four graduates of Eastern have taken po- 
sitions as athletic trainers at various edu- 
cational institutions. 

Anita Brown of Tintion Falls, New 
Jersey, has taken a position as athletic 
trainer and biology teacher at Robert E. 
Lee High School in Fairfax, Va. Ms. 
Brown received her M.S. degree in health 
education in 1983 from EKU. 

Rick Zacholski of North Tonawanda, 
N.Y., has taken a position as athletic 
trainer at Sunset High School in Miami, 
Fla. He received his bachelor's degree in 
physical education in 1983. 

Rochel Rittgers, a native of Des 
Moines, Iowa, has been named assistant 
athletic trainer at East Carolina Univer- 
sity in Greenville, N.C. Ms. Rittgers re- 
ceived her master's degree in physical ed- 
ucation in 1983. 

Also, 1982 EKU graduate Kevin 
Kocks has been named head athletic 


trainer at Bellarmine College In Louisville. 
Kocks, from Traverse City, Mich., spent 
the 1982-83 academic year as a graduate 
assistant at Austin Peay State University. 

Eastern Volleyball Team Wins Third OVC 
Title in a Row 

It was a bittersweet victory for the East- 
ern Kentucky University women's vol- 
leyball team as it captured its third 
consecutive Ohio Valley Conference 
championship, but failed in its attempt 
to receive an NCAA tournament bid. 

"The conference championship was 
the highlight of the season," said senior 
Patsy Schachnuk. "We were a com- 
pletely different team than in the mid- 
season tournament." 

"This was our last chance to show 
how good of a team we are," said senior 
Lori Duncan, who had to sit out the last 
half of the season with a leg injury. 

Duncan probably described Eastern's 
season perfectly when she called it a 
"roller coaster" year. 

The Colonels came into the season 
with guarded optimism as they lost their 
starting setter, a top reserve, and their 
star player, U.S. Olympic team member 
Deanne Madden. 

The team faced a schedule that was 
laden with nationally-ranked teams in- 
cluding the No. 2 team in the country, 
the University of Pacific. 

Eastern rolled through the early part 
of the season finishing first in the consol- 
ation bracket of the UK Invitational, 
and it also became the first team in the 
nation to beat Pacific by a score of 15-5. 

The Colonels were able to regroup as 
they finished second in the OVC mid- 
season tourney and went undefeated 
through their own Colonel Classic. 

Men's Cross Country Team Captures 
OVC Crown 

Coming off a year's absence of competi- 
tion, the men's cross country team 
claimed the Ohio Valley Conference title. 

Eastern collected 46 points for first 
place, followed by Middle Tennessee with 
49. Murray State came in third with 52 
points, followed by the defending champ- 
ion, Akron, with 90 points. 

According to Rick Erdmann, East- 
ern's coach, the 10,000-meter course was 
a tough one. "It was the most challeng- 
ing I've ever seen. It included a 3/4-mile 
hill," he noted. 

Ron King, a senior, led Eastern's 
team placing fifth with a time of 33:25, 
his best race ever. Placing sixth for East- 
ern was Jay Hodges with a time of 33:26. 

"Jay could have been the top con- 
tender," said Erdmann. "He hadn't run 
in two weeks due to an injury." 

Placing seventh and eighth for East- 
ern were Andy Mueller and Stephen 
Duffy with the times of 33:29 and 

"Mueller and Duffy ran well," said 
Erdmann. "They beat guys from Murray 
that had beaten them earlier this season." 

According to Erdmann, the lead 
changed hands throughout the race. 
"The key to our success was that we had 
four guys in the top 10 only five seconds 
apart," Erdmann concluded. 


Members of the Executive Council of the Alumni Association and their spouses served 
as judges for the various Homecoming competitions. Here, Jim Lockwood, Marilynn P. 
Lockwood, '68 MA '69, and Jamie Goodlett compare notes after observing the dormi- 
tory decorations. 

Rob Long Appointed Men's 
Basketball Assistant 

Eastern has announced the appointmit 
of Rob Long as assistant men's basketti 

Long, 28, comes to Eastern fnfc 
Cumberland College where he has bq 
a full-time assistant coach. 

"Rob brings five years of experierfe^ 
with him, which should make the - 
justment period very rapid and very mil. 
mal," said head coach Max Good. !| 
know Rob will be a big asset to our pi- 

Long, a native of Middlesboro, i i 
1977 graduate of Findlay College whi) 
he played four years of basketball a) 
four years of baseball. He was an M- 
Hoosier-Buckeye Conference pick in belt 
sports at Findlay. i 

In 1977-78, he attended Indiep 
University where he served as a gradu.p 
assistant in physical education and |- 
ceived his master's degree. He was n 
assistant coach at Findlay in 1978-^ 
when that team went 18-8 and partj- 
pated in the regional playoffs. 

"I wanted to advance to the D|- 
sion I level, and I feel that Eastern Ik 
good program on the move," said Loij. 
"EKU and Richmond have a lot to ofjr 
the student athlete. There is a lot of ()■ 
tential here. I think a lot of coach God 
and his philosophy and am anxious > 
start working with him and coach (Jot) 

While at Cumberland, those teas 
went to the national tourney three of 1i 
four seasons Long was an assistant, • 
eluding last season's 32-2 record al 
sixth place national ranking. 

Eastern Takes on International Flavor- 
Volleyball Style 

While Los Angeles gears up for the 19 1 
Olympics, Eastern took on an intf 
national flavor as 50 coaches from nib 
foreign countries and the United Stat 
participated in the sixth Internatiorti 
Volleyball Federation (IVBF) - spd- 
sored coaches course in this country. ' 

Val Keller, of Huntington Bea 
Cal., director of the IVBF Coac 
Course, described the two-week course 
offering an extraordinary experience 
a volleyball coach as the latest te 
niques, tactics, and strategies of t| 
world's best teams were emphasized 

This is the second time the cou 
was held on the EKU campus. Instr 
tors included three of the world's leadi 
volleyball authorities who have been - 
volved in Olympic coaching. They r 
eluded Miloslav Ejem, past director of t > 
Czechoslovakia Olympic athlete c> 
velopment program and current cli 
team coach in Finland and a member • 
the International Coaches Commissi 
Gabriel Cherebetiu, of Romania, pn 
dent of the IVBF Medical Commissi 
and director of sports medicine resear 
for Mexico; and Tien Hsien, Venezue 
former Venezuelan national coach an 
member of the IVBF Coaches Co 
mission, n 




arl Bays Scholarship 
stablished by 
..merican Hospital 
-upply Corporation 

I four-year scholarship and a student aid 
■nd worth an initial commitment of 

5,000 has been established at Eastern 
i' American Hospital Supply Corpora- 
i)n in honor of Karl D. Bays, its chief 

ecutive officer and one of EKU's most 
inored graduates and loyal benefactors, 
:i his 25th anniversary with the corpor- 

Bays, a 1955 Eastern graduate and 
itive of Loyall, Ky., grew up near Cor- 

Karl and Billie White Bays 

bin and graduated from Corbin High 
School. He joined American Hospital 
Supply in 1958 as a sales representative 
and after numerous promotions was 
named president of the corporation in 
1970 and CEO the following year. In 
1974, he was elected chairman of the 
board. , 

The Karl Bays Scholarship will be 
awarded to a graduate of a Corbin area 
high school and will be in the amount of 
$1,000 per year. American Hospital 
Supply Corp. has indicated it will under- 
write one such scholarship a year until 
four scholarships are in force. 

The Corbin area student selected 
must meet the criteria of a 3.0 grade 

(Continued on page 27.) 

i-hapter Roundup 


le Greater Louisville alumni met for a 
'ime rib dinner and a special show by 
e 30-member EKU Show Choir under 
|e direction of Dr. David Greenlee, 
aorge Dodge, John Sizemore, and Sandy 
jdor Walker Wooley helped coordinate 
'e evening with assistance from others in 
e group who made contacts. Special 
jests from the campus for the evening 
are Mr. and Mrs. R.R. Richards, former 
culty members, and alumni directors 
jho are still involved in alumni activities. 
f. Ron G. Wolfe, director of alumni 
ifairs, introduced the new assistant 
irector, Larry Bailey. Coordinators are 
I'rming a steering committee to plan 
fture activities of the group; alumni in 
e Louisville area who are interested in 
jrving on the committee should call 
isorge Dodge at 426-0739. 



jie Hazard-Perry County Alumni Chap- 
|r met on November 3 at the Perry 
Dunty Public Library in Hazard to hear 
,r. Don Calitri, professor of health edu- 
ition and a Hazard native, talk about his 
I'Ots. President Alexa Cornett made the 
jrangements for the evening. Also at- 
jnding from the campus were Dr. Ron 
olfe, director of alumni affairs; Larry 
alley, the newly-appointed assistant 
rector of alumni affairs; Angle Young, a 
eshman nursing major from Harrods- 
Jrg, who provided the evening's musical 
itertainment; and special guest J.W. 
jpider" Thurman, retired director of 
umni affairs. The next scheduled meet- 
g will be in the spring; anyone in the 
Jrry County area that would like to 
sist may call Alexa Cornett at 439- 


Top. Some of the members of the Perry County Alumni Chapter pose for a group 
photo following their meeting in November. Above left. Grace Champion, '37 MS '54, 
shares a light moment with Henry Robinson, '82, during the Greater Louisville Alumni 
Chapter meeting in November. Champion is a past president of the EKU Alumni 
Association and the 1962 recipient of the Outstanding Alumnus Award. Above right. 
Clay Richty, left, Dennis Ball, '48, center, chat with Mrs. Mary Francis Richards, '21, 
before the meeting of the Greater Louisville Alumni Chapter. A geography professor, 
Mrs. Richards also served as Director of Alumni Affairs for some 19 years prior to her 
retirement in 1 961 . 



Make check payable to the EKU Alumni Association and mail to the Divi- 
sion of Alumni Affairs, Eastern Kentucky Uniuersity, Richmond, Ky. 





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KEY CHAIN ($5. EA.) 








ASH TRAY ($15. EA.) 






Margin For Excellence 


... a fraternity of alumni and other friends whose private 
financial support is helping the University continue its tradi- 
tion of excellence beyond the scope allowed by the use of 
public funds 

... a giving program which features five flexible levels de- 
signed to involve anyone interested in the future of Eastern 
Kentucky University 

... a giving program with unique features which apply past 
contributions to membership in the two highest levels . . . 
the University Associates and the Society of Fellows 

... a giving program which allows matching employee gifts 
to count toward individual membership 

... a giving program which will recognize those who take the 
initiative to invest in the future of Eastern Kentucky Univer- 

The Margin for Excellence at Eastern Kentucky University is 
YOU ... for complete details write The Margin for Excel- 
lence, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky 




ontinued from page 25.) 

anding {based on a 4.0 scale), have a 
cord of community and school service, 
imonstrate a potential for success in 
illege, and exhibit a willingness to work 
help contribute to the recipient's own 

The Blllle White Bays Student Aid 
jnd, named for Bays' wife, a 1955 EKU 
aduate, will receive a $5,000 contribu- 
jn from the corporation. Through this 
nd, financial assistance will be provided 
students who have experienced an un- 
.pected financial need during their sen- 
r year, and who might not otherwise be 
lie to continue their college education. 

Awards will be in the form of inter- 
t-free loans which the student would 
)t be required to repay until after grad- 
ition. To be eligible for this fund, a 
udent must have achieved senior status 
id have a satisfactory grade point aver- 
e, must demonstrate that he/she has 
intributed to their own education 
:penses, and must show a need for addi- 
jnal assistance. 

American Hospital Supply Corpora- 
Dn is a manufacturer and distributor of 
!alth care products and services em- 
oying more than 35,000 people world- 
ide with headquarters in Evanston, III- 
ois. Annual sales are approximately 
i billion. 

Bays, an EKU Fellow in the Univer- 
:y's Margin for Excellence private gifts 
ogram, has received a number of honors 
om his alma mater including an honor- 

ary Doctor of Laws degree in 1977 and 
the '73 Outstanding Alumnus Award. 

In May, 1983, Bays received the 
Marketing Executive of the Year Award 
from the National Account Marketing 
Association. In 1982, he was appointed 
by former Health and Human Service 
Secretary Richard Schweiker to the So- 
cial Security Advisory Council and by 
President Reagan to the Executive Com- 
mittee of his Private Sector Survey on 
Cost Control. In 1980, he was named 
outstanding chief executive officer in the 
hospital and health-care supplies industry 
given by Financial World. In 1979, Bays 
was the recipient of the Horatio Alger 

Bays is the son of Mrs. Myrtle Bays 
of Corbin and the late J.K. Bays. Mrs. 
Bays' parents are Mr. and Mrs. William 
White of Knoxville. The Bays have two 
children and reside in Lake Forest, III. 

Twenty-six Garner Alumni 

Twenty-six students from around Ken- 
tucky and Ohio are attending the Uni- 
versity as part of the alumni scholarship 
program which awards each student an 
eight-semester grant of $2,400. 

Twenty-five of the recipients re- 
ceived J.W. Thurman Scholarships, while 
one pre-med major from Bellevue, Char- 
lie Sutkamp, received the Wilma Carrol 
Scholarship last year. 

Six of the recipients are majoring in 
business related fields. They are Dudley 
Cornman, Owenton; Jeff Ayres, Owen- 

ton; Bill Hart, Middlesboro; Jeff Sprague, 
Bellevue; Mark Turpin, Richmond; and 
Ken Webster, Frankfort. 

Four scholars are in the pre-pro- 
fessional fields. In addition to Sutkamp, 
Daren Marionneaux, Richmond; Rob 
Robinson, Bellevue; and Kevin Romard, 
Cincinnati, are pursuing pre-med cur- 

Three mathematics majors are in- 
cluded in the group: Elizabeth Cum- 
mins, Somerset; Anita Davis, Vine Grove; 
and Trina Rider, Williamstown. 

Five in the group are still undecided 
about their majors. They include Pa- 
tricia Boothe, Brooksvillc; Lisa Lesz- 
cynski, Richmond; Sheila Slone, Ligon; 
Cynthia Tudor, Richmond; and Lisa 
Thompson, Nicholasville. 

The remaining scholars are majoring 
in a variety of fields: James Rodney 
Anderson, Louisville, technical horticul- 
ture; Deborah Bishop, Foster, sociology; 
Leigh Ann Dosch, Bellevue, elementary 
education; Johann Herklotz, Bellevue, 
Social science; Renee Jeffries, Louisville, 
nursing; Gina Pettit, Falmouth, fashion 
merchandising; Diane Thornton, Demoss- 
ville, English education; and Robert 
Whitt, Paintsville, speech communications 
and human relations. 

Named for J.W. Thurman, former 
director of alumni affairs, the scholar- 
ships are financed by contributions from 
alumni and other friends of Eastern. 

The Carroll Scholarship is funded 
through a trust left by Miss Wilma 
Carroll, '49, a past president of the EKU 
Alumni Association. 

K.-ii:=.- -*"-: ''i»Xiis%~^ 'M^^^-r: 

be 1983-84 alumni scholars include: (Row one, 
om left) Lisa Thompson, Cynthia Tudor, Patri- 
a Boothe, Anita Davis, Sheila Slone, Leigh Ann 
josch, and Rene Lynn Jeffries. (Row two, from 
ft) Jeff Sprague, Trina Rider, Rodney Ander- 
in, Kevin Romard, Dudley Cornman, Jeff 
yres, Mark Turpin, Daren Marionneaux, Diane 
hornton, Charlie Sutkamp, Elizabeth Cummins, 
Id Rob Robinson. 


The photo of the 1930 Eastern basketball 
squad which appeared in the 1983 summer 
edition of the Alumnus magazine incor- 
rectly identified Willie Cornett, of Man- 
chester, standing third from left, as Clark 
Chestnut. Please excuse the error. 

^:^^amfii i^MM^^^:^^ 

'29, of Liberty cele- 
brated his 99th birth- 
day this past August 18 
with his usual wit in- 
tact. At 98, he said he 
felt "like a million 
dollars," but was now 
down to about $750, 
000. And when asked 
if he's lived in Ken- 
tucky all his life, he re- 
plied, "Not yet." 

Apologies to C. D. 
HARMON, '33, who 
was incorrectly identi- 
fied in the last issue of 
the alumnus magazine 

as Judson. Mr. Harmon 
served as Director of 
Alumni Affairs at East- 
ern from 1961-62. 

J. D. TURLEY, '34 
is serving as state 
president of the Ken- 
tucky Retired Teachers 

MILLER, '50, a retired 
educator and Baptist 
minister from Ravenna 
has produced his own 
version of "My Three 
Sons" at EKU . . . the 
eldest, Clarence, a 
vice-president for 
Amco-Boering Co., 
graduated in 1959 . . . 
Robert, a research 
chemist for Civil Ser- 
vice, received his degree 
one year later; and Vic- 
tor, an elementary edu- 
cation teacher and 
basketball coach, com- 
pleted his degree in 

SON, '57, baseball 
coach at Madison Cen- 
tral High School in 
Richmond, was named 
1983 District Coach of 
the Year in baseball for 
District 3 by the Na- 
tional High School 
Athletic Coaches 
Association. Richard- 
son's team at Central 
won the Kentucky 
State Baseball Cham- 
pionship in 1982 and 
was runner-up in 

BROWN, '57, in the 
reserves as a Senior 
Medical Service Corps 
Officer, and working 
as the administrator 
for Campbell Memorial 
Hospital in Weather- 
ford, Texas 76086. 

'59, chairman of the 
Industrial Arts Depart- 



alumnus nominations 

Know of ail outstanding alumnus whose professional success would warrant induction into t 
tastern Kentucky University Hall of Distinguished Alumni, or perhaps even the Outstanding 
Alumnus Award? Tiiis May 12, Alumni Day 1984, the Alumni Association will he honoring ; 
Outstanding Alumnus and inducting others into the Hall of Distinguished Alumni, and you'r 
invited to nominate any EKU graduate for these awards. 

Please send the name, address, phone number, present position and any other data that the 
committee might consider in making its decision. Include names of others who might be con 
tacted on behalf of the nominee. Send all materials to the Division of Alumni Affairs, Easter_ 
Kentucky University, Richmond, Ky. 40475-0932. 



ment at Ben Davis 
Junior High School in 
Indianapolis, Indiana, 
where one of his teach- 
ers was chosen the 
state's outstanding in- 
dustrial arts teacher. 

LINDON, '65, now 
with the staff of Potter 
& Company in Rich- 
mond after 18 years 
with the firm. He has 
been a partner since 
1975, and worked in 
the Winchester office 
prior to locating in 

'66 MS '72, a retired 
Army Lieutenant 
Colonel, will be 
elected to the highest- 
ranking position with 
The Grand Encamp- 
ment of Knights Tem- 

plar, a group formed in 
1816 that has 350,000 
members international- 
ly, including 9,000 in 
Kentucky. Presently, 
he holds the second 
highest title in the or- 
ganization, Deputy 
Grand Master. Smith is 
the Registrar at EKU. 

'67, named Coach of 
the Year for girls tennis 
by the Georgia Athletic 
Coaches Association, 
recently graduated with 
distinction from West 
Georgia College with an 
MS in physical educa- 

'67, administrator of 
the Pattie A. Clay 
Hospital in Richmond, 
selected president of 
the Lexington 
Hospital Council for 
1983. The Council is 
composed of 10 hospi- 
tals and health care 
agencies located in cen- 
tral Kentucky. 

STINE, '70, chosen 
as Indiana's 1983 
American Industrial 
Arts Association 
Teacher of the Year for 
his work with youth 
and his contributions to 
the Indiana Industrial 
Education Association. 

_J&^=^ >V^' 

Travel with us in '84. 

JUNE 3 - Switzerland/Bavaria and 
Oberammergau Passion Play 
AUGUST 7 - London 
OCTOBER 31 - San Francisco, Las 
Vegas and Hawaii 

Travel information will be sent approximately six 
months before departure. If you'd like more infor- 
mation, call the alumni office (606) 622-1260. 

'70 MBA '71, named 
General Manager of 
Portman Equipment 
Company's Kentucky 
Division after 10 years 
with the company. He 
was formerly the 
Operations Manager at 
the Lexington office. 

'71, currently serving a 
tour of duty with the 
United States Air Force 
at its Joint Defense Space 
Communication Station 
in Woomera, South 
Australia. He is the 
Chief Tactical Engineer 
at the post. 

BRIGHT, '71, recently 
honored with member- 
ship in the United 
States Gypsum Com- 
pany's President's Club 
for his outstanding sales 
performance. He was 
one of 30 people out of 
a total sales force of 
700 to be recognized. 
United States Gypsum 
is a diversified manu- 
facturer and marketer 
of products and services 
to the construction and 
industrial process 

GARD, '72, promoted 
to vice-president of 
the Lexington Feder- 
al Savings and Loan 
Association, an 
institution he has 
served since 1972. 

'72, making appear- 

ances on the popular 
soap, "All My 
Children" the latest 
being the part of a pho- 
tographer hired to 
shoot two models being 
promoted by a model- 
ing agency. 

'73 MBA '79, pre- 
sently working for 
Hospital Management 
Associates, a multi- 
hospital group based in 
Fort Meyers, Florida. 
Carlton is Assistant Ad- 
ministrator at the com- 
pany's Manchester, 
Tennessee, General 
Hospital and Nursing 
Home, and is assisting 
the company as a 
Management Engineer- 
ing Consultant. In 
addition, he has won 
"Best of Show" for his 
paintings at three art 
shows in the area, the 
Manchester Fine Arts 
Festival, Tullahoma 
Fine Arts and Crafts 
Festival, and the Tims 
Ford State Park 
Regional Art Show. 

'74, promoted to 
Assistant Dean of 
Students at Texas 
Wesleyan College in 
Fort Worth. She began 
her career at Wesleyan 
as a residence hall 
manager in 1978, and 
had been working as 
Director of Housing 
prior to her promotion. 

MA '75, now with the 
Tomah Veterans Ad- 
ministration Medical 

Center in Tomah, 
Wisconsin, as Chief c 
Recreation Therapy 
Prior to his assignme 
at Tomah, he was O 
of Recreation Theia 
at the Veterans Admr 
istration Medical Cerp 
in Bedford, Massach 

'76, named Manager 
Corporate Communi 
tions for Source Tel< 
computing Corpora- 
tion, a subsidiary of 
The Reader's Digest 
Association, Inc. Sh 
had previously work 
as the Advertising-Pr 
motion Coordinatoibr 
the Anderson Publisi' 
ing Company in Cin- 
cinnati, and as editopf 
Photographer's Mark''. 
a publication of 
Writer's Digest Bool< 

GIRARD, '78, now 
minister-director of ' 
United Methodist Ca 
pus Center (Wesley 
Foundation) at East^ 
During his undergrac 
uate days, Girard ser 
as the student repr 
tative on the Univer-I 
sity's Board of RegeJ 

WORTH, '79, now v\ 
Browning, Inc., of 
Houston, Texas as 
General Manager of 
Corporate Operation 
He is also a 1981 gra 
uate of Pennsylvania 
State University witt 
master's degree in 
Regional Planning. C 




It's easy. 

Many graduates and friends of 
Eastern are unaware that their 
employer may match any gift 
they make to EKU. However, 
some 700 businesses around the 
country will do just that as 
part of a gift matching pro- 
gram to colleges and univer- 

So, check with your employer 
to see if your company is 
involved in the program. A 
short form and very little 
trouble later, the result is 
twice as much to your Alma 
Mater . . . it's an easy way to 
double your contribution with 
little effort. 

The Eastern Kentucky University summer session offers a wide 
variety of educational opportunities for many who cannot attend 
the regular fall and spring semesters. An extensive program of 
undergraduate, graduate level, and special workshop and Institute 
courses will be available. Undergraduate Information may be 
obtained from Admissions & School Relations and graduate Infor- 
mation from the Graduate School. Inquiries may be addressed to 
the appropriate office above and mailed to Eastern Kentucky 
University, Richmond, Kentucky 40475-0931. 


May 14 - June 8 . . . 

May 29 - June 8 

Saturday, June 9 . . . . 
Tuesday, June 12 . . . 
Thursday, August 2 . 
Friday, August 3 . . . . 

Spring Intersesslon 
Registration (excluding weekends) 
Graduate Record Examination 
. Classes Begin 
. . Commencement 
Close of Summer Session 

Eastern Kentucky 






The following are partial listings of campus-sponsored events during the spring semester and for Homecoming "84. Alumni and oty 
friends of the University are cordially invited to attend any or all of them. 


16 - Feb. 10 - Marie Pobre Art Exhibit, 
Giles Gallery 

17 - Harpsichord Recital with Bedford 
Watkins. Gifford Theatre. 7:30 pm 

20 — Violin and Piano Recital with David 
Uptigraff and David Pocock, Gifford 
Theatre. 7:30 pm 

23 - Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet, 
Brock Auditorium, 8 pm 

23 — Cello Ensemble, Gifford Theatre, 
7:30 pm 

24 - Faculty Flute Recital with Richard 
Bromley, Gifford Theatre, 7:30 pm 

27 - Faculty Recital with Robert Belser, 
Gifford Theatre, 7:30 pm 

31 — Faculty Recital with Alan Staples, 
Gifford Theatre, 7:30 pm 


10 - Faculty Recital with Richard Ill- 
man, Brock Auditorium, 7:30 pm 
13 - March 2 — Kurzinger and Dewey 
Prints & Drawings (EKU Faculty), Giles 

15 - Faculty Recital with Joe Haas, 
Brock Auditorium, 7:30 pm 

21 — Lecture on Musical Interpretation 
by George Muns, Foster 300, 7:30 pm 
22-25 — The Caretaker by Harold Pinter, 
Buchanan Theatre, 7:30 pm niglitly 

28 — Symphony Orchestra 
Concert, Gifford 
7:30 pm 


5-30 - Barry Tinsley, Sculpture, Giles 

7 - Tampa/ St. Petersburg Florida 
Alumni Chapter Meeting 

8 — Central Florida Alumni Chapter 

9 - Ft. Lauderdale Florida Alumni 
Chapter Meeting 


2-13 - BFA Candidates Exliibition, 

Giles Gallery 

11-14- You Never Can Tell by George 

Bernard Shaw, Gifford Theatre, 7:30 pm 

22 - May 4 - Student Art Show, Giles 


26 — Greater Cincinnati Area Alumni 

Chapter Meeting 


12 & 13 ~ Alumni Weekend (See F|i 
17 For More Details.) 




October 12 &1 3 

Featuring the EKU vs. Central Flo 
Football Matchup 

Tentative Reunion Schedule: 

Classes of 1969 & 1974 
Alumni Band 
College of Law Enforcement Alun 
History & Social Studies Majors 
Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Stuc 




iLUMNl WEEKEND '84 i ' J : 





As you are likely aware, my tenure as President of your Alma 
Mater will conclude with my retirement on December 3 1 , 1984. 
One might expect this last commumcalion with Eastern Alumni 
to be one of nostalgia and reminiscing. I'm afraid, thougli, that 
the times do not permit that lu.xury; but, instead we must be 
looking ahead. 

All Eastern graduates need to be aware of. and appropriate- 
ly concerned with, the current and potential environment for 
higher education in Kentucky. Eastern, and the Common- 
wealth's other institutions, have just concluded the only year in 
the past four in which institutional state appropriations were 
not reduced. We have begun a year in which appropriations 
were increased by only two percent. 

While the higher education community in Kentucky be- 
moaned its financial condition, a national report was released 
that showed Kentucky ranking sixth among the states in appro- 
priations per student in higlier education. Those of us familiar 
with higher education funding patterns are confident tills is due 
to inclusion of non-educational, but essential, services in Ken- 
tucky's education appropriation that are budgeted elsewhere in 
other states. Indigent medical care and animal diagnostic cen- 
ters are two examples. The problem is that there are decision- 
makers and members of the public who are comfortable with 
accepting the report at face value. This complicates significant- 
ly our challenge in stating the needs for financial support of 
higher education in Kentucky. 

Also of interest is an evaluation of all aspects of higher edu- 
cation which has been initiated by the Program Review and In- 
vestigation Committee of the Kentucky General Assembly. 
Authorized by Senate Concurrent Resolution 30 of the 1984 
Legislature, the study will examine governance, administration, 
program duplication, and funding of liiglier education. We at 
Eastern are not shying from the scrutiny. This is a sound, 
viable institution that serves the state weU. 

Wliat is of concern, however, are undercurrents that it 
now popularly referred to as "hidden agendas." One of thesa 
the mindset among some that higher education should be I 
elitist experience and that too many persons are attending K(|- 
tucky's universities. This carries with it a very real concern IJ: 
the future of continued access to higher education in KA 
tucky. One must ask how many of Eastern's graduates mia 
have been denied an opportunity to a college degree withci 
the existing pubhc policies that provide a high level of access!) 
our institutions. ' 

Another issue, and one which is new to Kentucky, is tl'l 
many decision-makers and the public at large are asking if higljr 
education is worth the investment that the state and individuls 
make in it. Higher education has had critics for years-a|l 
always will. They help keep us alert. But. previously, even cJc 
critics did not call to question the societal and individual valb 
of our enterprise. 

As alumni, you need to be alert to these issues and th(! 
critics. If you appreciate the opportunities that access to Ea- 
ern provided you. then strive to continue to provide that opp- 
tunity to others. You are proof of Eastern's worth to higlr 
education. Our graduates are our product. 1 am convinced tl't 
any examination that includes an evaluation of our Alumni a,3 
your contributions to society wUl provide a positive answer p 
the question of worth. Again you can help. If you are an Ea|- 
ern graduate, and proud of it, don't keep it to yourself; t 
others know. ' 

Wliile 1 will be retiring in December, 1 will not be leavig 
behind my interest in Eastern. More than half of my adult lis 
has been spent on this campus. No one who has spent tilt 
much time at Eastern can ever truly walk away and not tafe 
part of it with him. I have always admired the Alumni of t;S 
institution and cherished my association with you. And, wliilj 
do not hold a degree from Eastern, I have been made an honf- 
ary member of the Alumni Association, and on January'. 
1985, 1 will feel Uke I am one of you. 




Eastern Kentucky 



A RETROSPECTION: Dr. Powell Reviews His Tenure. ... "> 

A FAMILY AFFAIR: Alumni D:iv •.S4 Revisited 9 

ALUMNI CHAPTERS: Local I'vents Reunite Alumni 16 

COACH: Cirads l-xcel with Outstanding Teams and Records 18 

THE EASTERN CHRONICLE: A Precis ol Campus News 21 

Campus 21 

Sports 25 

Students 28 

Faculty 30 

Alumni 32 


ost of us are familiar with the popular 
ing by Barbra Striesand which includes 

its initial lyric, "People who need 
;ople are the luckiest people in the 

If she knows what she's singing 
lout, we in the area of alumni affairs 
id development are, indeed, very lucky 
:ople. We're well aware that without 
:ople, our programs and activities would 
nount to very little, so we've recently 
itiated several changes with people in 

We must credit a dynamic and ener- 
tic Alumni Executive Council for their 
Drk in this area. They recently updated 
eir constitution and bylaws and pro- 
)sed a change which would involve more 
aduates on the Council itself. Now, not 
ily do we have our elected representa- 
/es, but we have two appointed mem- 
TS, eight chapter presidents, and two 
Lident representatives to conduct the 
isiness of the Association. 

To get these volunteers actively in- 
Ived, the Alumni Association held 
; first Leadership Conference on August 
1-1 1 to keep the governing board 
formed and, in turn, let them commu- 
cate their concerns about their Alma 

To involve more people in our two 
ijor events each year - Homecoming 
d Alumni Day — we've restructured the 
union classes and encouraged more 
lall group reunions. Alumni Day '84 
IS well-attended, while Homecoming 
i, October 12-13, has a record number 
small group get-togethers scheduled, 
he Homecoming ad on the back cover 

has a complete listing.) 

During Alumni Day activities, we e.\- 
panded our recognition program to 
induct three outstanding graduates into 
the Hall of Distinguished Alumni. J. W. 
Spider Thurman. '41, '51; Vic Hellard, 
'66, and Rebecca Overstreet, "73, '74, 
were honored, along with Tom Logsdon, 
'59, who was selected as our 1984 Out- 
standing Alunuius. The Executive Coun- 
cil will be inducting outstanding grad- 
uates into the Hall each spring, so if you 
know of an EKU alum who has a distin- 
guished career record, let the alumni 
office know so they can gather the appro- 
priate data for consideration by the selec- 
tion committee. 

Our two newest alumni chapters are 
involving more people in a number of 
ways. The Greater Atlanta Chapter had 
an exciting meeting in March, and they're 
looking for ways to serve Eastern in their 
area, including one standing committee 
which hosts new graduates who come to 
Atlanta for job interviews, etc. 

The College of Law Enforcement 
Alumni Chapter is organizing with an on- 
campus emphasis, and hopes to use the 
involvement of its alumni to do seminars 
and student recruitment, among other 

But the bottom line on all these 
developments is that they involve more 
people in the programs of the alumni 
association, and that, in the long run, 
does more to maintain the ties with EKU 
than anything else we could do. 

One other new person who has just 
joined our University Relations and 
Development staff is Dr. Jack Gibson, our 

Director of Development. In time, he 
will be coordinating all private giving to 
the University, and hopefully, all our 
alumni volunteers will pet to know him 
well. A story on Dr. Gibson is included 
in the Chronicle section of the magazine. 

In addition to these areas, two very 
new organizations are just getting started, 
and they represent two constituencies 
that we haven't emphasized in our public 
relations efforts in the past. 

In cooperation with the Office of 
Student Activities and Organizations, the 
Alumni Association is establishing a 
Parents Association for the parents or 
guardians of presently-enrolled students. 
Tliis organization will allow interested 
parents to receive the benefits of the 
alumni association, in addition to two 
parents' newsletters each year. They will 
also have special activities during Parents 
Weekend on October 6. 

During the closing weeks of the 
spring semester. Dr. Ron Wolfe met with 
several students who were interested in 
forming a Student Alumni Association. 
This group of students will be involved in 
promoting the University in any number 
of ways, including working with the 
Alumni Association in its various pro- 
grams and activities. The Student Alumni 
Association will continue with its organi- 
zational plans in the fall as the group 
assists with Homecoming and works on 
other alumni-related activities. 

So in several key areas, new people 
and more people are being involved in 
our programs and activities. If Barbra 
Striesand is right, we are very lucky, in- 

)ITORIAL BOARD. Donald R. Feltner, vice-president for university relations and development, editor; Ron G. Wolfe, director of alumni affairs; Larry 
iley , assistant director of alumni affairs; Warren English, Jack Frost, Paul Lambert, Karl Park, Don Rist and Mary Ellen Cowell, contributing editors. 

.UMNI OFFICERS. William Dosch, '56, president; Mary Beth Hall, '63, vice-president; Marilyn B. Hacker, '69, vice-president; Ann Turpin, '62, '74, 
;e-president elect; Jim Allender, '55, '56, vice-president elect; William Walters, '76, past president; George Proctor, '64, '66, president elect; Mark 
iwman, '74, one-year director; Marilynn Lockwood, '68, '69, one-year director; Glenn Marshall, '67, '70, two-year director; Jean Stocker True, '33, 
o-year director; Libby Stultz Burr, '68, appointed member; Teresa Searcy, '73, appointed member, and chapter presidents: Mike Bchler, '81 , Atlanta; 
exa Cornett, '76, Hazard; Don Daly, '55, Greater Cincinnati; George Dodge, '67, Louisville; Sandra Leach, '65, Central Florida; Ron Spenlau, '59, 
mpa / St. Petersburg; Hise Tudor, '38, '49, Ft. Lauderdale; Wynn Walker, '81, College of Law Enforcement, and Cheryl Puckett, Student Rep. 

iStern Kentucky University is an equal opportunity - affirmative action educational institution. 

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cky 40475. Subscriptions are included in Association annual gifts. Address all correspondence concerning editorial matter or circulation to: The East- 
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A Eetrospectioti' 

Ari Interview wiik 
Retiriiia President 
Dr. J.C.Powell 

On April 25, 1984, Dr. J. C. Powell surprised the Board of 
Regents by announcing his intention to retire, effective January 
1, 1985. The seventh president of Eastern Kentucky University, 
he has served as the institution's chief executive officer since 
taking office on October 1. 1976. In announcing his future re- 
tirement. Dr. Powell cited the "vitality and enthusiasm" that 
will be required of the incumbent during the coming years in 
fulfilling the physical and mental demands with which he will be 
confronted. They are such, he said, that he does not feel he is 
"equal to these future requirements." 

In this, an interview with the soon-to-retire president. Dr. 
Powell shares his thoughts on the past events and future chal- 
lenges confronting the University. 

QUESTION . Your tenure as seventh president of EKU followed 
a period of unprecedented growth, not only in the size of the 
physical plant, but in the size of the student body and the aca- 
demic offerings. How will your presidency be characterized? 

I guess my thrust has been one of consolidation and of 
strengthening programs. I believe I've tried to follow through 
with what I said when I started this job: when we reach the 
point that growth stops due to population factors primarily, we 
should assess our strengths and weaknesses. We should try to 
build on our strengths, improving the areas we felt needed im- 
proving, and in some instances abandoning the programs that 
didn't quite develop as we wanted them to do. 

QUESTION. Of what accomplishments are you particularly 

Rather than appear to take credit for everything that 
happened, let me answer that question in terms of what I'm 
pleased with within the University. Whose accomplishments 
they are is another matter. 

One of the tilings that strikes me first is the number of pro- 
grams that have achieved either initial accreditation or in other 
ways have been recognized for other qualitative efforts. The In- 
terior Design program is the most recent one that I can recall, 
but there are programs in Allied Health and Nursing and the 
other colleges that have achieved initial accreditation. All point 
to the quality of our academic offerings. 

In other areas, evidence of our success and quality has been 
the success of our students in various objective measures. One 
of these has been in the Nursing program and the students' pass 
rate in sitting for the State Boards and the success of our pre- 

med students in achieving admission to medical school. We hz 
one of the highest rates of acceptance of any institution. The 
are the things as an institution in which we all take a great dii 
of pride. 

I'm pleased to date with the benefits of the reorganizati i 
efforts that we made, both academically and administrative. 
1 guess the administrative side still has some time to prove itse, 
but I think that the academic reorganizations that we did ■ 
both the ones that were done earlier and the more recent orfe 
- have been overall successful. I'm particularly interested ji 
seeing the fruits of the reorganization relative to advising a{l 
counseling as they merge into a concept of a center for studei 
as members of the academic community. | 

I guess as an institution, we are particularly pleased wm 
our developments in the utilization of the computer, both asli 
academic tool and as an administrative tool. We struggled foii 
number of years in this area without getting anywhere. The ijl 
three or four years, we have made some significant strides b 
taking advantage of the things that computer technology cf 



do, both in instruction about computers and instruction with 

And as a manager, I'm pleased witii the image the Univer- 
sity seems to have with the government and the legislature and 
others concerning the quality of its fiscal operations and 
husbandry of the resources that are provided to us. That gives 
us an opportunity to ask for more funds in that we are seen to 
be people who take pretty good care of our money. 

I like the quality of the young people who have been re- 
:ruited. The individuals who have been brought into our admin- 
istrative team have come from firm backgrounds. Furthermore, 
the faculty we have recruited in the last few years in most fields 
tiave been people with good credentials and who are better qual- 
ified faculty in most fields. 

Along this line, I'm proud of the Foundation Scholars Pro- 
-am which occurred during my time as president. It has had 
the desired positive effect in terms of academic challenge that I 
liad hoped, and I strongly feel that this will continue to produce 
positive results as time goes on. 

I have some mixed feelings on our efforts on affirmative 
action. We have made a bona fide effort to do the things that 
affirmative action calls for as regards minority employment of 
faculty and staff and recruitment of students. We seek to meet 
the goals estabhshed by the Office of Civil Rights, but we have a 
long way to go. The new office of Minority Affairs will be a 
great benefit in that area, and it's one I wish that we could have 
created a number of years ago. The whole area of opportunities 
for women and minorities in administration and executive and 
other positions is developing at a reasonably significant level. 
We have women departmental chairs and in other positions. But 
we can continue to move on in that area. 

I think the beginning of the development program — The 
Margin for Excellence Fund — is progressing satisfactorily. At 
this point, our achievements are modest, with current and de- 
ferred gifts exceeding $1 milhon. At least we've begun, and 
that's something to be pleased with. 

Another thing I'm pleased with is the way the institution 
was able to respond to the budget cuts we suffered in the last 
years without a marked reduction in the quality of offerings or 
any diminution of our efforts in the major areas of our mission. 
Some things haven't been done that should have been done, but 
we had the flexibUity to cope with the situation in a reasonably 
sound manner, meanwhile maintaining our thrust in teaching, 
pubhc service, and research. 

Tangible evidence of an outstanding achievement occurred 
recently when I was presented with the All-Sports Trophies for 
both men's and women's atliletics. It's the first time in the his- 
tory of the Ohio Valley Conference that an institution has won 
both trophies in the same year. It's significant because it shows 
the University's commitment to a balanced atliletic program 
that is, on the whole, rather successful, as opposed to a single 
sport school. 

There's another part to this as relates to women. From an 
early date, Eastern has provided athletic opportunities for 
women on a reasonably good scale. Our extensive club sports 
program thus served as a good base for expanding our program 
when Title IX came along. The depth of our program was 
underscored recently when I learned of the NCAA requirement 
that Division I schools will have to offer eight sports for both 
men and women. We need add only one women's sport to meet 

that requirement, so it was no traumatic thing. 

I'm further pleased tliat we have chosen women coaciies for 
so many of the women's sports. Tiiat's not to say that we iiavc 
a woman coach in every one of the women's sports, but we've 
certainly made moves in tiiat direction. Providing coaciiing 
opportunities at the college level is about as important as pro- 
viding participatory opportunities for tiic students. 

QUESTION. If you had another year or so rcruainiiii: on your 
presidency, on what would you focus your attention' 

I guess I'd work on the following - and this is not necessar- 
ily in order of importance. 

I think that the beginnings of tiie idea of a center for stu- 
dent academic concerns is one that I would continue to push. 
I'd very mucli like to see all the units that serve students organ- 
ized in a single center, both to enhance the cooperation among 
those units and to keep from having to run students all over the 
campus to get the answers to their questions. It would be very 
nice for a student with an academic problem to go to one place 
and tell the receptionist, "I'm here; I have a problem." And the 
student would then be taken care of. This not only requires an 
appropriate physical location, but the proper use of tiie physical 
location, after the operating agencies are in it. 

I think a second area I'd push if 1 were to contmue as presi- 
dent would be the implementation of admissions standards, 
both in terms of those prescribed by the Council on Higher Edu- 
cation and those we develop at this University as standards to 
augment those. That's not a choice; it's something that must be 
done. It will give us the opportunity to do some things, both to 
strengthen the academic potential of our student body and to 
refine our abihty to advise and counsel our students academi- 
cally and place them into the appropriate programs so that they 
can be successful. For example, it seems to me that these new 
standards will require us to revise our recruiting efforts. We're 
not only talking about students who qualify for admission to 
the University as university students in four-year academic 
offerings, but those who attend under our community college 
responsibility which has a different set of admission criteria. 
We've got to deal with these people in a different way. Some of 
them will need developmental courses and academic assistance. 
But because we deal with them as admissions categories, we can 
probably deal with them more efficiently. 

Another area I'd focus on would be the development of tiie 
Minority Affairs Office. Its tluust will be both in recruiting of 
undergraduate and graduate students and in assisting in recruit- 
ing minority faculty and executives. They'll deal with those 
unique problems that minority students and faculty have in the 
University community. If I stayed on any longer, I'd probably 
be deeply involved with that. 

Another very important area that I would face would be 
the great need to present to the public and the General Assem- 
bly the case for the better funding for higlier education institu- 
tions, this one in particular. Essentially, we find an attitude in 
the General Assembly that is not particularly beneficial. We 
need to find ways to present to them our needs - our fiscal 
needs and our support needs - and to convince them that these 
are real. This comes at a time when Kentucky is in the throes of 


A Retrospectiojj: 

(Continued) ^ 

a major revolution in the way the state government is funded. 
For the first time in my memory, we saw the General Assembl> 
make the state budget. It had never been heard of in the state; 
always before the governor had developed the budget and the 
General Assembly either took it wholely or accepted it with 
minor modification. This time, the General Assembly sat down 
and developed their own budget . . . and passed it. So for the 
next General Assembly, we're going to be in the lobbying 
business. We're going to have to work with the individual legis- 
lators on budgetary affairs when we've never had to do that 

And 1 might say that's one of the major reasons why I 
chose January 1, 1985, as my retirement date. F think the in- 
coming president - whether from within the institution or with- 
out - is going to need a period of two years in order to develop 
the legislative contacts, alumni contacts, and the other contacts 
that will be necessary in order to be effective in the next regular 
session of the General Assembly. It's a critical session. The 
budget for the coming biennium is meager, to say the most. We 
not only are going to have to meet the needs that are then pres- 
ent, but we'll also have to find the funds to meet the needs that 
were unmet tliis last time. We can't survive as an institution 
with only two percent salary increases, when Tennessee is 
giving increases of something like 12 or 15 percent and other 
states around us are making similar advances. 

I guess that another thing I'd like to follow through on is 
the planning effort. I'm not completely proud of the results of 
it, but I am pleased that we have initiated what I feel is a real- 
istic kind of model. It's a process that results in internal budget 
allocations and plans which are implemented when resources are 
available. The real test of the planning effort will be in the next 
couple of years. The first time through, we knew we would be 
more involved with the beginning — the development of base 
data, the initiation of the process, acquainting people with the 
process, and the fiow of it. Having done that, we are now ready 
to go into the second year, which I hope will be a better plan- 
ning year, now that the initiation of the process is behind us. 
Then I would hope that in the third and forth years of the 
effort, there will be even more improvements in the results of 
the process as opposed to the process itself. 

The only other thing I can think of is that we are approach- 
ing the time of evaluation by the Southern Association of 
Colleges and Schools. The University will be totally committed 
to that effort for the next couple of years. It's an important 
time in the life of an institution from the standpoint of the 
accreditation process - thougli there's no doubt that we will re- 
tain our accreditation. The process itself provides an opportun- 
ity for us to take a good hard look at what we're doing and 
make some decisions that will influence the planning process in 
the future. 

Again, that was another factor in the timing of my decision 
to retire. I felt that the new president ought to be involved in 
most of the self-study process and certainly in the development 
of the final report to the Southern Association because it's 
going to influence the course of the University over the next 
several years. It seemed to me that January 1, 1985, is a time 
when the new president could enter that process and be well ac- 
quainted with the institution prior to the visitation and also that 
the self-study process could give the new cliief administrator a 

good firm basis on which to begin an administrative tenure. 

I'm sure I haven't exhausted the list, but those are some c 
the things I've considered. 

QUESTION. What special qualifications do Eastern graduate 
possess as a result of their participation in the EKU program c 

Something that is special about Eastern, both in image an 
in fact, is that it is an institution that exJiibits a concern over ir 
dividuals and their welfare. There have been some catch phrase 
that are used such as "friendly campus" which reflects this att 
tude. Something I find in talking with students or graduates c 
parents or boosters or high school kids who are tliinking aboi 
coming to Eastern is that they feel that they won't be lost in th 
numbers, that people do care about them and are concerne 
with their success. I tliink it gives our students an extra dimer; 
sion when they leave here as graduates. I think that if they b( 
come teachers or nurses or business people, that attitude goe; 
with them. They seem to reach out and show their own coi: 
cern for indiviudals. That's an intangible strength. 

For another strength. I think that our programs have I 
strong general or liberal education component — stronger thai 
most. It's a real plus for our graduates. It provides them with f 
firm background and appreciation in those educational skiL 
and exposes them to scholarly activities in pliilosophy and ai 
and beauty and thought. I think our kids as graduates hav 
more fiexibility than students who have not had as much of th 
liberal arts curriculum. On the other hand, I think we give thei 
the strength of very well developed programs relating to the pre 
fessions. and thus they are provided with good backgrounds i 
technology or business or the professions so that they are we 
accepted and advance quite well once they have entere 

QUESTION . What do you see as the role for our alumni? ' 

The Alumni Association has grown very rapidly in the pas 
few years. I understand that since I began my presidency, 
have awarded about one-third of all the degrees ever conferre 
by the University. We have a very rapidly expanding base o 


young people and another base of older alumni who have 
ichieved measures of success. We're going to have to find ways 
to involve these individuals more in the activities of the Univer- 
sity. For example, when we were in our big legislative battle in 
the 1982 session of the General Assembly, we called on the 
ilumni and they were very helpful in expressing support for the 
University and communicating that support to people who 
needed to know that there was a support group out there. I 
think we'll see that if the legislature continues to develop the 
budget, we'U need to involve the alumni more in eliciting ex- 
pressions of support and concern in dealing with legislators from 
the area in which alumni live. 

I have no problem with placing an alumnus on the Board of 
Regents. As you know, UK and U of L have a system by which 
in alumnus is appointed by the governor to the Board. I think a 
process like that would be very appropriate at EKU. We ought 
to insure that we have at least one person on the board who re- 
:eived an undergraduate degree from Eastern; currently, we 
aave none. I have proposed such a course of action to the gov- 
ernor, so we'll have to wait to see what happens. 

We have the beginning of a trend toward a change in alumni 
matters which will have an impact on the organization. All of us 

< ^' 

liave recognized for a number of years that in the 1940's 
through the mid-1 960's, the frame of reference for the alumni 
was the class year in wliich they graduated. The institution was 
small enough that they knew everybody, they attended classes 
with them, and it was a small closely knit community. But 
that's gone. Students who have graduated since 1965 or 1970 
have no class relationship in particular. This institution was of a 
size where there was no class organization and their affiliation 
was not with a class, but with some segment of the University, 
such as a college or a discipline or a social organization. We'll 
have to change the sorts of things that are done to satisfy the 
interests and needs of alumni. Over the years, even though the 
size of the classes has increased considerably, the number of 
alumni coming to the May Alumni Day class activities has not 
increased proportionately. Only about 30 or 40 people attend. 
But at Homecoming, you'll find that almost everyone who was a 
member of the Band, for example, tries to make it back. It's a 

different focus of affiliation. 

There is an approach using a geographical focus. I would 
hope that our alumni clubs — particularly those from out of 
state - could extend their efforts. There is a great advantage in 
the annual meetings which arc attended both by the "old 
guard" and by the fairly recent graduate who comes and gets to 
know the people who - if nothing else - have in common the 
fact that they received their degrees from the same institution. 
Perhaps that might even lead to employment opportunities. It's 
something like the Alumni Career Network, now entering into 
its second year of activities. It really works. As an example, a 
large corporation in Syracuse is known as "little Kentucky" 
because its chief executive officer is a graduate of a Kentucky 
college. All during the time he was president of the business, 
whenever a new employee was needed, he merely 
picked up the phone and called iiis alma mater. It's the only 
place in that area which has its own in-house Derby Party. 

QUESTION. What are the needs of the University in order for 
it to continue in its quest for excellence? 

In brief, more money. Undergirding all efforts to do signifi- 
cant tilings is the need for the resources which will enable us to 
employ the kind of people in the numbers we need. We need 
expansion. We need to look to state government for improved 
financial support for the funding of the missions of the Univer- 
sity, but we are engaged and have begun an effort to seek out- 
side support for those activities that make the difference 
between being pretty good and being very good. Thus far, 
we've raised more than SI million under the Margin for Excel- 
lence Program. The phrase "Margin for Excellence" describes 
precisely the reason for an effort in the seeking of outside 

I think we should recruit a more acadeniicaUy gifted stu- 
dent body. Wliat we've done through the Foundation Scholars 
Program has had an exceedingly beneficial impact on the total 
University. Bringing in a hundred academically gifted students 
to sit in the classes has a desirable elTect: it challenges other 
students to better academic etTort. Their presence gives us 
something in terms of quality that is pervasive throughout the 
whole institution. Improving both the admission standards and 
recruiting efforts, combined witli the efforts we all see coming 
in liigh schools to improve the college prep base of high schools, 
has a positive infiuence on the academic environment. 

The funds we seek ought to enable us to strengthen the 
faculty qualifications in the areas in which we need strengthen- 
ing, particularly the nationwide areas of high demand - business 
and computer science. It will shift, I'm sure, within the next 
five years into some other areas. The fundamental tiring, how- 
ever, is financial support through government and private 

QUESTION. Are there any other accomplishments or achieve- 
ments during your administration about which you would wish 
to comment? 

Well, there are the academic reorganizations through which 
we have gone. The initial one accomplished what I hoped it 


A Retrospectiori: 

(Continued) •* 

would, primarily, to find more effective organization, both in 
terms of size and communication and cohesiveness, and second- 
ly, to put the general education program back into the main- 
stream of the academic organization as opposed to being off to 
the side. 

it may be time to look at the organization of the depart- 
ments and colleges once again in terms of needs of our acade- 
mic programs or for management supervision. 1 can see some 
consolidation of what we now have by combining the colleges 
or even some departments. Some of tliis has come about by the 
reduction of enrollment which has occurred in certain areas. 
Wlien we were growing and expanding, our thrust in organiza- 
tion was to speciahze. If we felt that something was important, 
it would result in the creation of a department. We're now 
going to have to consolidate and take a more general approach 
to our problems instead of this highly specific organization. 

The more recent academic organization will prove highly 
beneficial as it achieves its potential. Here I'm talking about the 
academic services aspect. For example, the placement of In- 
structional Media in the same administrative area as Radio and 
Television may give us the opportunity to look at media support 
and academic support and other support as a unit, rather than as 
separate kinds of divisions doing related things, and which have 
in some instances a need for technical skills that are identical. 
For example, there are certain kinds of people in Radio and TV 
who have the same general skills as the people in Instructional 
Media. There is the possibility there for some form of consoU- 
dation. In another instance, the placement of the Archives and 
the Library function in one area will give them some opportu- 
nity for either better coordination or even consohdation. Tliey 
both have library functions, but different thrusts. The adminis- 
trative reorganization has potential that will be reahzed over the 
years in terms of more efficient operation. 

In the area of computerization, the changes can best be des- 
cribed as dramatic. I think we've gone from being an institution 
which had almost apologized for its capabilities with computers 
to being an institution which hosts visits by administrators from 
other institutions from across the South who are coming here to 
look at our modern way of doing tilings. It's an expensive pro- 
cess. Because of this, we have to implement it over a period of 
time. Although it's a disturbing and upsetting process, that in 
itself requires some time for training and orientation. You can't 
just get up one Monday morning and say, "Well, today's the day 
we're going to do computers." 

I think we have planned it well, and we are implementing 
our plans as soon as funds are available. We know more about 
the University and its operations and about our students and we 
have more timely information as a result of our computers. As 
managers, one of our jobs now is to learn how to use the infor- 
mation available to us, how to interpret it well and wisely. 

There's always the question of whether quality and quanti- 
ty are conflicting elements. Certainly, quality is the goal in all 
our endeavors. You certainly can't build quality when you're 
growing as fast as we were back in the I960's, along with many 
other institutions. I don't know that we will deemphasize our 
desire to serve more people. But realistically, we ought to 
recognize that we're not going to go down. Since we have tliis 
current stability in enrollment, let's take advantage of it to 
assess what we're doing. In this respect, we've used the Program 

Review Committee to look very hard at each academic prograr 
and give objective recommendations that we either conlinu 
supporting the programs or abolish or suspend them. That'j 
been one way, I think, that the planning process has influence' 
our quality. It assesses the strengths and weaknesses at th 
departmental level through making plans for improving the er 
roUment and bringing up the quality of the program. 

The whole concept of the campus-based Lab School is on 
that is viewed differently by different professionals in the fieic 
There are two sides to the question. One school of thought i 
that students in the College of Education out to be involved i 
the real world as opposed to the somewhat refmed or manage 
structure of a campus-based school. There is obvious merit t 
that argument, and for that reason schools across the natio 
and in Kentucky have discontinued such schools. 

Our situation is unique, however, both geographically an 
in terms of the school systems which are here locally. We hav 
operated on the premise that our students for the most pai 
ouglit to perform their practice teaching period out in the re; 
world. They are assigned to schools throughout the state. How 
ever, we have a rigid requirement, and the state has increased it 
requirement, relating to observations which are part of th 

course work leading up to the student teaching period. Th| 
Laboratory School serves this purpose here in a way that w| 
could not obtain from the public schools. First of all, I'm nol 
so sure that public school teachers would like to have 20 to 3(| 
college students trooping into their class reasonably unani 
nounced to look over their shoulder and write reports abou 
their observations. If I were teaching, I would consider this .| 
gross intrusion on my teacliing opportunities. 

Secondly. I believe there is a need in at least one or two o| 
the Kentucky institutions to have a place to try out experiment 
al teaching techniques. Public schools have the obligation to th« 
taxpayers and students to use the very best process available ii 
teacliing. They really can't and shouldn't try out some nev 
technique that might fail. The parents who send their childrei 


o a Laboratory School recognize that that's the kind of school 
t is. It gives us the opportunity to try something and fail. Un- 
sss we can risk failure, we can't try anytliing well in advance in 
he field. 

Still another use we have made of the Model Laboratory 
school and its faculty is in service to the public school districts 
ind service opportunities for their teachers. So we felt it im- 
lortant to keep it. At the time the state funding formula was 
ieveloped, it did not include the Lab School, so we came up 
vith the solution which, through the introduction of legislature, 
)ermitted the funding of the Lab School. Additional fiscal im- 
)act was that if the Lab School did not exist, these students 
vould have to be supported through the Foundation Program, 
rhere is no additional local tax support. So it is simply a legisla- 
ive means of channeling some support for its operation, thus 
inabling us to maintain it. 

That is not to say that the Lab School is guaranteed for all 
ime to come. Each year we have to assess the situation and 
he ability of the local school district to provide the services 
hat we need and access the value of tliis particular operation. 1 
Jresume that such an assessment will continue. Maybe, if things 
;hange, it will end up being done another way. 

And then there is the matter of the funding formula for 
ligher education developed through the Council on Higher 
iducation. Back in the early 1960's, five of our institutions 
Ieveloped a funding formula called the Foundation Program for 
iigher Education. It had one problem: it produced so much 
noney, it scared everybody to death. So the legislature said 
hat they didn't want to see that. More recently, there has 
)een renewed interest, both on the part of the legislature and on 
he part of the council, to try to find some sort of formula that 
vould get at both the equity and the adequacy of funding of 
ligher education. In 1981, without much institutional involve- 
nent, the Council staff put together a formula. The result of 
hat was the biggest legislative battle in the state that higher 
iducation has ever been involved in. Institutions like this one 
)pposed the thing on grounds that it did not provide equity, 
)ut was an attempt to redistribute higher education resources 
way from our institutions and to the land grant institution and 
he urban institution, U of L. 

We were successful in doing two things: bringing about a 
modification of tlic governor's recomrnetuhition for funding, 
and initiating action by tlie Legislature wiucli directed that the 
tornuiia be revised with institutional participation. So we 
worked for a couple of years to develop the current formula, 
reaching a place where we felt that on the whole the formula 
did approach equity and did provide adequacy. However, now 
that we've gotten to that point, the legislature has all of a 
sudden become very skeptical of the formula approach. What 
they once wanted, they now find they don't want because they 
don't understand it any better than they understot)d the other 

I think we have a couple of years to try to refine it. One of 
the problems with the funding formula is that it's very compli- 
cated and difficult to understand, even obscure. Somehow 
we've got to find a way to develop a simpler approach. 

We have the job of convincing people that we require a 
reasonable level of support. When we were fighting each other 
in the Legislature in 1982, the word in Frankfort was. "Gee, 
you people ought to get together and agree on tilings; you 
shouldn't come here being on different sides." So in 1984, we 
got together and it really scared them. Many of them were con- 
vinced that what brought us together was some pie-in-the-sky 
funding formula that would generate so much money that none 
of us would be able to spend it. I don't know whether the 
Legislature was more frightened of us fighting one another or as 
a unified force. The legislative thrust toward formula funding 
seems to be declining, so maybe we'll have to go to some other 
method. A schedule has already been developed for the begin- 
nings of the continued review of the formula. I'm sure there'll 
be a lot of tough sessions within the next 18 months. 

1 tend to support the formula concept as a fundamentally 
good idea because it does provide for equity among institutions 
and thus removes the fear that each president has that some- 
body else is getting favored treatment. The fruit of that is that 
all the presidents and institutions are supporting one another; 
through the alumni and through all other efforts, we're seeking 
better funding for higher education. 




QUESTION. What are your comments of the vahte of the aca- 
demic and administrative evaluation procedures? 

I'm firmly convinced that everyone I know sincerely wants 
to do an excellent job at whatever they're doing. The problem 
has to do with perceptions. Each of us has our own perception 
of how well we're doing our job. The evaluation was an attempt 
to give to each individual other perceptions of how they're 
doing their job. By doing that, we enable them to modify their 
behavior and attitude toward their job so that they'U improve 
their job performance. Some of it grew out of my experience in 
teaching where 1 used the student evaluation technique. When- 
ever I did it, 1 usually found some sophomore who could tell me 
how I could be more effective as a teacher, not only in little 
things, but also in major areas. Other teachers could tell me 
how to do a better job. When I got their perceptions, I found 
that their perceptions of what I was trying to do and my percep- 
tions were sometimes different. If that were true, then perhaps 
I could alter my behavior so that I could change their percep- 

The whole concept of evaluation was fundamentally to help 
teachers do a better job. We do make judgements about people 

and the quality of their performance. We do this in connectic 
with salary recommendations, and with promotion consider. 
tions, and in a lot of other subtle ways. I guess the concept Wij 
that we ought to have some means of using the same kind (! 
teciinique to make judgements about aU people in similar situ 
tions. So we developed the mandatory student evaluation sy 
tem wltich was supposed to be used primarily by the teachers t 
improve their perception of their performance and only as 
part of the overall evaluation. The problem that arose was th: 
in some areas almost total dependence was placed on thii 
evaluation. That was wrong. And that led to the suspension ( 
the system until the development of a better instrument an 
then trying to get it back into the system. 

In terms of the administrative evaluation, the basic concej 
was the same, except it was not a student evaluation; it was 
peer evaluation. It was couched in terms of the strengths an 
weaknesses in general areas related to job performance. One 
again, it was designed primarily and fundamentaUy to hel 
people to do a better job or to sharpen their perceptions of th 
job they're doing. 

I think the whole thing about evaluation techniques is th; 
they must be reviewed cautiously. Students sometimes ma 
tend to evaluate more liiglily the professor who has a relative! 
easy grading system. Administrators who are easy going, opei 
popular, and smiUng may get better evaluations than the har(. 
nosed, driving individual. These are also perceptions that peop 
have of these individuals. Most of the people who have bees 
evaluated in the appropriate manner have gained from it. 

In summarizing the institution of Eastern Kentucky Unive 
sity, I would say that it is hard to describe. It is one of the con 
prehensive regional universities that fdls a very significant bi 
unique role in the higlier education system of America. W 
stand between the liberal arts private institutions on one han 
and the giant research-oriented land grant institutions on th 
other hand. Being a school of opportunity is not unique to u 
there are some 300 of us. We're much like many of them, bot 
in breadth of programs and the style of the institution, and s 
forth. We have some unique aspects in terms of programs. W 
have one in terms of location; we're located 25 mUes from 
major land grant institution and not really related to a majq 
metropolitan area. I guess our uniqueness Ues in what I hope 1 
perceived as a reasonably high quahty on a broad base and ou 
attitude of real concern for the individual, both the studeni! 
and the faculty-staff. I can't reaUy identify what makes i 
unique. Answering that question is like trying to say which c 
your children you like best. There's no question, thougli, the 
Eastern is a school about wliich we can be very proud. D 



By Ron G. Wolfe 

It could have been billed as a Family 
iVeekend, given the unique circumstances 
jf the relationships. 

But it was Alumni Weekend, the 
innual gathering of the Eastern clan that 
lUst happened to have an unusual number 
af "family" overtones. 

Davis Fields, '24, came from Louis- 
ville with his son Donald, '54, and both 
father and son shared the day with their 
respective classmates. 

Alhe May Cummins Harrod, '24, and 
her daughter Jo Nell Harrod Sullivan, '54, 
came from Frankfort as the mother- 
daughter equivalent to the Fields family. 

Alumni tour guides, Charlie Sutkamp and 
Elizabeth Cummins, review their notes prior 
to the Alumni Day bus tours. 

And there were others. J.D. Turley. 
Jr., '34, came for the day with his son 
J.D. Turley, III, '59, and WQlena Tol- 
bert, '34, brought her two sisters, 
Violette and Mattie, with her to share her 
50th reunion. She came with Mattie last 
year, and will repeat the trip with 
Violette for her reunion, so as she put it, 
"I'll have been back three years in a 

Mary Virginia Lane Maddux, '34, 
who came back for the day, also recalled 
some family ties. Her father J.E. Lane 
had served as president of the 1924 class. 

Then there were the husband and 
wife graduate combinations . . . Bob and 

R. R. Richards, left, embraces two returning 
members of the 1934 class, W. H. Masters 
and Joe Alsip. 

Jenny Mulcahy, '54, from Henderson . . . 
Jim and Betty Murphy. '54. from Rich- 
mond . . . Robert and Bculah Carpenter. 
'34, from Paint Lick ... all sporting 
marriages made in Richmond. 

But, the family involvement did not 
stop there. Charlie Sutkamp, a tour guide 
along with Elizabeth Cummins who im- 
pressed alumni with a thorough know- 
ledge of the campus and its history, is the 
son of Dr. Jerry Sutkamp, president of 
the 1959 class. 

And Tamara Murphy, a 1984 Thur- 
man Scholarship recipient and an honors 
graduate at Model Higii School, is the 
daughter of Jim and Betty Murphy who 
were there for their 30th class reunion. 

And even the banquet featured a 
family touch as Donna Logsdon, daughter 
of the 1 984 Outstanding Alumnus, sang a 

Ken Forester, '59, chats with Nancy Miller, 
retired librarian, during the morning tour of 
the Crabbe Library conducted by Mrs. 

sjiccial song to hor father as pan of his 

Faniils ties were also evident among 
the newest graduates, some 1 .400 of 
whom became alumni following after- 
noon graduation ceremonies on Manger 

Molly and Mary Weigel, twin sisters 
from Somerset, graduated with honors 
from the College of AlliotI llealtli and 
Nursmg, while Joan Russell Clienault 
upheld a fanuK trudilion which began on 
llie Richmond campus of Central Llniver- 
sits in 1881. Her great-grandfather grad- 
uated from Old Central, then her grand- 
lather, Joe Prewitt Chenault, graduated 
from Walters Collegiate Institute in 1906 
(Wallers was a forerunner of Easiern). 
and her father. Judge James S. Chenault, 
'49, received the Alunuii Association's 
Outstanding .Alumnus Award two years 

The family ties sweetened the day 
for llu)se whose relatives shared their 
Eastern experiences, and for others, 
shared memories and experiences helped 
them feel a part of the Eastern family 

Fou LInder, '54, visits the bookstore during 
an informal tour of the campus. 

For the elder Fields, the rivalry with 
Western was a family feud of sorts. His 
wife, who returned with him for the day, 
graduated from Western, but as he said, 
he has "forgiven her" for that. He re- 
called that Earle Combs, who "roomed 
down the hall," was the reason that East- 
ern always beat Western. 

Ed Denny, '24, didn't get into the 
won-lost records, but he did recall liis ex- 
periences on the basketball team and his 
year as captain in 1924. 

Olive Rose Gardner, '24, had the dis- 
tinction of traveling the greatest distance 
to celebrate her 60th, having returned 
from Kimberling City, Missouri, to be 
home for her big day. 

The 1934 class returned with a large 


contingent of "brothers and sisters" who 
had mucii to share. Led by their class 
president and EKU President-emeritus, 
Robert R. Martin, tliey shared years of 
memories and close ties to the family 
spread in Richmond. 

Maynard Stamper came from Greely, 
Colorado, where he has spent the last 30 
years, but maintained that, "My only 
claim to fame is that I was born in Ken- 

Jim Burnett, the class vice-president, 
placed the day in humorous perspective. 

Mrs. R. R. Richards and Olive Rose 
Williams Gardner, '24, share a light moment 
as they look through the 1924 Milestone. 

"We're here today with less hair, 
fewer natural teeth, more arthritis, more 
pill-taking, and more name-forgetting," 
he said. Classmate J. D. Turley, the 1934 
Progress arts editor and cartoonist, 
followed his remarks by remembering one 
reunion where "all remarked about how 
successful they'd been; they said they'd 
done so much; but after I told them 
about my hard times, they all became 
more truthful." 

Even after 50 years following gradua- 
tion, some returnees still could not leave 
campus. Leland WUson, '34, claimed the 
greatest longevity, having started in a one- 
room school on campus in the first grade, 
and he is still taking industrial arts classes 
today as an O'Donnell Scholar. 

For the 1944 class, the family was 
somewhat smaller because so many of the 
young men had gone off to war. Class 
president Paul G. Adams was there to 
share the day and lead once again, and 
there were willing followers . . . Mabel 
Criswell of Richmond . . . Mary Winston 
Lane of Middlesboro . . . and there were. 

Ralph and Marilyn Hacker, left, greet for- 
merColonel coach Bob Mulcahy, "54, right, 
while Jennie Mulcaliy, "54, and Priscilla 
Downs, '59, center, greet each other prior 
to the banquet. 

reportedly, a couple who sneaked into 
the family circle and were welcomed with 
open arms . . . namely Louis Power and 
Edsel Mountz. 

For the 1954 class, it was a day to 
remember all the good times, poking 
some fun at two accountants in the group 
who couldn't prevent word from leaking 
out that no one in the class could count 
when a vote was taken on the class gift. 

It was a lively group that was the last 
to leave the luncheon for class pictures on 
the steps of the Keen Johnson Building . . 
. . . most were native Kentuckians, but 
Joan Hafer Fragner came from Detroit 
. . . Ben Turpin from Anaheim, Califor- 
nia, and Donald Fields from Rochester, 
New York. 

Even Henry Romersa, who main- 
tained he was "not a joiner", came back 
to share the day and remember the good 
times with Mozart, the dog, and the 
musician, both of whom he came to 
know during his days on campus. 

The 1959 class reunion picture could 
almost have been taken in dress uniforms 
. . . considering that Lt. Col. J. D. Turley 
III, Col. Winburn Harmon, and Col. 
James Bickford were among the return- 

Incoming president of the Alumni Associa- 
tion, Bill Dosch. '56, pauses for a moment 
to view tlie historical display in Walnut Hall 
which was prepared by Archivist Charles 

Like the other classes, returning 

classmates came from around the country 
. . . Ohio, Florida, Indiana, Virginia, Ala- 
bama, and of course, the old home place, 

As registration opened, family mem- 
bers signed in, donned their reunion 
skimmers that announced their gradua- 
tion year, and began a flurry of conversa- 
tion that rebounded ofT the stately 
marble walls of Walnut Hall . . . 

The luncheons saw more of the same 
and one group even announced that 
they'd rather not listen to a planned tape 
. . . "Let us just visit." was one request 
that seemed to reflect the general consen- 

Graduation was a day for everyone, young 
and old alike. 

Many warmed up for the day with a 
trip to the bookstore to stock up on 
sweat shirts or other items to take back a; 
momentos for the day. One group took a 
tour of the Crabbe Library where the 
works of the 1944 Outstanding Alumnus, 
Tom Logsdon, '59, were on display. 

The campus bus tours both morning 
and afternoon brought raves from alumni 
who were impressed with the students 
who conducted them. Charlie Sutkamp 
and Elizabeth Cummins, two junior 
alumni scholars, left the group amazed 
that "those students knew so much about 
the campus." 

Another feature of the day was the 
"family liistory" displays from the Uni- 
versity Archives prepared by Charles Hay. 
the University archivist. One display was 
set up in the Keen Johnson Building, but 
some class members went to the Archives 
in the Cammack Building to see more of 
the memorabilia from their years on cam- 



lainiiies used umbrellas to protect them- 
Klves from the sun while awaiting the 
narch of graduates into Hanger Field. 


As graduation concluded in the after- 
loon, various areas around campus 

earned with black robes surrounded by 
sroud parents and friends as the annual 
"itual brought some 1 ,400 into the family 

ircle of graduates that now exceeds 

The newest alumni, the class of '84, sur- 
veyed the crowd looking for familiar faces 
as the graduates marched into the stadium 
for their big day. 

After a brief respite for most special 
guests . , . and a lengthy meeting of the 
Alunmi Executive Council . . . Iionorees 
and friends returned for the evening re- 
ception and banquet which honored four 
graduates and awarded honorary akmnuis 
status to retirnig president J. C. Powell. 
(See related stories by Mary Ellen 

Other honorees included the 1984-85 
J. W. Thurman Alumni Scholars who 
sported academic records unmatched 
since the program was established in 


Edsel Mountz enjoyed the 1944 class 
luncheon, especially the time spent perusing 
the booklet which was published in Ueu of 
the Milestone that year. 

Three of the classes presented class 
gifts to the scholarship fund and to the 
Townsend Room in the Crabbe Library. 

There were, as there always are, some 
family members who could not make the 
day, namely the 1914 class. Six living 
members were invited back for their 70th 
reunion, and a letter from one class mem- 
ber, Hallie Scoville Wliite, summed up the 
difficulties that make 70-year get-togeth- 
ers a rarity. 

Paul G. Adams, '44, sports the new skimmer 
hats which were given to members of the 
five reunion classes. 

Members of the 1934 class enjoyed the Mile- 
stone . . . the memories . . . and all the 
reminiscing that was a pail of the luncheon. 

"How 1 would like to mark 'yes' on 
the invitation to attend the luncheon and 
banquet at Eastern on May 12," she 
wrote. "April 1, I will celebrate my nine- 
ty-fifth birthday. I do not travel well 
alone and its is some distance from North 
Carolina to Kentucky. 1 still remember 
with much pleasure my time spent at 
Eastern Kentucky Normal School as it 
was then called . . ." 

1934 classmates Robert R. Martin and Le- 
land Wilson share a moment during the 
noon luncheon. 

But for those who came to renew or 
for those who began a longstanding rela- 
tionship to Eastern, it was a day with a 
family-closeness, that good feeling that 
relatives have when they get together for 
reunions and talk about their children 
. . . their trips . . . their golf game ... or 
any one of a thousand things that are 
insignificantly important to those in the 
family circle . . . 

It was a family weekend in every 
sense of the word. There were the Uteral 
family traditions that helped make the 
day special, but it was the Eastern family 
that got together on May 1 2, and the clan 
looked happy and healthy . . . and after 
Saturday . . . well informed. 

The day helped foster this relation- 
ship which will, hopefully, be encouraged 
with letters, phone calls, and visits over 
the years . . . and relived again down the 
road when the next family reunion, i.e.. 
Alumni Day, brings them home again. d 




by Mary Ellen Cowell 

A dream come true? At one time or another most young people 
dream of leaving home to seek fame and fortune, and then 
return a hero to their family and friends. 

And for Thomas Stanley Logsdon, '59, his drcam-come-true 
would still be the envy of every boy today who's seen Star Wars 
even once. Tom Logsdon has worked on every major space pro- 
gram in the United States, including the Apollo moon shot (for 
which he received the Presidential Award in 1970), project Sky- 
lab, the Echo Balloon, the Nuclear Flight Stage, and most re- 
cently, the Navstar Navigation Satellite project for Rockwell In- 
ternational which resulted in a SI bUhon contract. 

From the small frame house on top of Lebanon Hill in 
Springfield, Kentucky, Tom recalled that his father would tell 
liim to work with his mind, not with his back. When he gradu- 
ated from Eastern in 1959, one of his majors was mathematics, 
and he continued in that field with a master's degree in topol- 
ogy, a highly abstract branch of mathematics. 

He began liis career as an aerospace engineer with Douglas 
Aircraft in California, specializing in mathematical statistics, 
orbital mechanics, and trajectory analysis-understanding these 
esoteric subjects as well as anyone in our world. 

His expertise in mathematics and engineering has also led 
liim into the fascinating field of computers. He has taught and 
lectured about computers around the world-from Glasgow to 
London, Paris, Copenhagen, and Tokyo, as well as major cities 
in the United States from Los Angeles to Boston. 

Successful as an author, Logsdon has published 13 books to 
date, along with untold numbers of articles and technical papers 
in Ills field. His first book in 1976, The Rush Toward The Stars, 
generated a nationally televised interview with ABC -TV. How 
To Cope With Computers was chosen as one of the 100 out- 
standing science and technology books for 1982. Programming 
in Basic has passed the 100,000 mark in sales and is still climb- 

The Robot Revolution, published last December, has been 
chosen a Book-of-the-Month selection, and there is little evi- 


dence that his writing efforts are suffering. The Microcamputc 
Explosion, Supercomputers, The Electronic Office, and Dal 
Processing are all slated to become reality in the near future 

And if this were not enough to distinguish him as outstanc 
ing, he has found time to design brochures, wall charts, an 
advertising copy, and just recently completed a display for th 
Smithsonian Institution on the history of timekeeping mecha 
nisms and atomic clocks. 

But his long list ol accomplishments just touches the sui 
face of tliis Outstanding Alumnus. Nowhere have we mcntione 
his generosity, deep feelings, sensitivity, sincerity, humoi 

Certainly, Tom Logsdon's dream-come-true took dedic£ 
tion, hard work, perseverance, persistence, and fortitude. Yej 
upon presentation of this award, he chose to honor "two fini 
Kentucky gentlemen who helped me so much so many year} 
ago." He read the dedication from his most recent book, Th\ 
Robot Revolution: "This book is dedicated to Prot". Robeq 
Robertson and Dr. Smith Park who, many years ago, helped 
brash young student stay in school." 

Tom admitted to being "a junior league juvenile delinquen 
before coming to Eastern." He credited his many teachers a 
Springfield High School and Eastern with helping to straightei 
liim out. He remembered these two in particular. 

Prof. Robert Robertson was his history teacher in higl 
school. Tom recounted how Robertson had caught liim throw 
ing firecrackers in the halls, and how he once threw stray cat 
into a visiting dog show in the auditorium. For his punishment 
Robertson made lum write essays. Tom got so good at writin] 
that soon he was writing "punishment papers" for the othe 
unruly students as well-at a nickle a page. Robertson continuec 
to encourage lum to write editorials and short stories when h( 
wasn't engaged in water balloon fights or throwing firecrackers. 

As a freshman at Eastern, Tom said he was "broke and dis 
couraged. 1 had just about given up any hope of continuing ni) 
education." He explained that he was assigned to write an ad 
venture paper in which he described his year as a freshman a 

"1 wrote such a tear-jerker that Dr. Smith Park gave me 
job as his office assistant and helped me get a series of scholar 
ships so 1 could stay in school. He also helped me personally 
inviting me into his home." 

Dr. Park was liis mathematics professor at the time and has 
since retired from Eastern in 1967. Dr. Park and his wife Nancy i 
attended the banquet also. 

Tom went on to read a part of tliis adventure paper at thej 
banquet to the delight of all. (See accompanying essay.) He 
added as an afterthought, "My stay was also supplemented by 
playing poker in Keith Hall." 

An outstanding man in so many respects. But to anyone 
who saw Tom on Alumni Day, it was obvious his greatest pridej 
was with him at Eastern to share his day. "She goes by Donnaj 
Lorraine professionally," he beamed as he introduced his daugh- 
ter, a recent music major graduate from UCLA, and presently 
launching her own promising career to the stars with Alan 
Landsburg Productions in Hollywood. 

Donna paid a special surprise tribute to her father andl 
sang a moving rendition of "The Way We Were" to him. Her) 
musical tribute seemed to take him to greater heiglits than eveni 
his Apollo space adventures, and seemed to mean more to himj 
than a biUion dollar contract. i 

Yes, a most outstanding man, our 1984 Outstanding Alum- j 






^ca ^rdtACdtcinc 

Sociology 101 

by Tommy Logsdon 

:Nine calendar and 8000 text book pages ago a pimple faced, 
bow-legged, awe-struck, shy hunk of scrubbled down proto- 
iplasm took its first look at the Eastern Kentucky State College 
icampus. That hunk was me. A lot can happen during the time 
lit takes to tear nine pages from a Marilyn Monroe Calendar; 
trees can change from red to bald to green, close hometown 
(friends can become strangers, a nation can go S30 billion dollars 
'deeper in debt, a baby can come into the world, and a youth 
ican grow from a boy to a man. 

Except for half a night camping out and two afternoons 
[spent running away from home, tliis was my first time away 
'from home. The first time I made up my bed it looked like a 
cross between a worried raisin and a SI 2 suit in a rainstorm. 
: Since I was inexperienced in the chores of a housewife, my 
I room soon became as litter-strewn as a racetrack seat after the 
daily double. Though I have learned to make up a bed. I must 
admit that my room still looks like it did, only worse. 

During my big adventure I've met every type of person that 
God manufactures. People (I just put some more ink in my 
pen) have taken on a new importance to me. I've liked some, 
disliked some, and been indifferent to others, but each of them 
has helped make me a better, fuller person. I've learned that the 
best way to meet interesting people is to make myself more in- 

High school, for me, was a four-year Roman hohday. Dur- 
ing the entire four years I only took one book home. For this 
reason 1 had to learn how to study when I came to college. 
Having no precedent, I had to learn by negatives. I warily and 
wearily went through the process of learning what not to do un- 
til I found a workable process of study. One of the most impor- 
tant things that I learned is that there are no shortcuts - study- 
ing is hard work no matter how you approach it. 

Individualism has always been one of my ciiief purposes in 
life. Individualism in the form of three basic hobbies: writing, 
drawing, and humor. During my big adventure I iiave become 
progressively more individualistic. My idea of individualism is 
putting a little of myself into every creative thing I do. This is 
not to be confused with nonconformism. During the past nine 
months I have done portraits, short stories, cartoons, feature 
articles, proverbs, inventions, theories, calendar girls, radio 
scripts, and caricatures. Even though I have had less spare time 
than ever before. I have gotten better results. 

The first time I went into the librar>' (I had to get out of 
the rain) it looked like a stuffy dungeon for snooty intellectuals. 
After browsing around for a while I found that each volume 
contained something vibrant and exciting. If I have learned 
nothing else during my many repeat visits (sometimes 1 go in 
even when its not raining) I have at least learned that there is a 
lot to be learned. 

The ninth calendar page is floating into the old tin waste 
basket — my big adventure is drawing to a close. I leave dear 
old Eastern reluctantly and yet thankfully without looking 
back, for our year together has been a good year, a productive 
year, a green year. My big adventure has a special significance 
to me — I spent three years delivering papers to save enough 
money to pay for this year. I walked 3400 miles, delivered 
137,000 newspapers, got cussed 740 or so times, knocked on 
8700 doors, and was bitten by two dogs in order to pay for my 
big adventure. Needless to say it was worth all this and more, 
much more. And so the final curtain falls on Act 3 of "The 
Big Adventure" - sorry no encores. 

Some people say that employers don't like to hire people 
with only one year of college - well, I may not be a better em- 
ployee for having hved my big adventure, but I am a better per- 

1924 class members who enjoyed Alumni Day were: 
from left: AUie May Cummins Harrod, Davis S. Fields, 
Olive Rose Williams Gardner, Frances Kindred Eubank, 
E. R. Denney, and Valerie Burns Larkins. 



Some of the 1934 class members present on Alumni Day were: Row one, 
from left: Willena Tolbert, Gladys S. Plummer, Sara W. Reams. J. D. Tur- 
ley, Jr., Mary Elston Baker, John L. Zachary, Gertrude A. Dale. Row t>vo, 
from left: Gladys N. Hagenow, Maiy Viiginia Maddux, Leland Wilson, 
James C. Burnett, Clarence Maggard. Row three, from left: Leslie Gay, 
James B. Moore, Maynard Stamper, W. H. Masters, W. F. Doane, Joe Alsip. 

Among the 1954 class members who attended the day's activities were: 
Row one, from left: Charles Fair, Robert Keller, "Fou" Linder, Henry 
Romerso, Paul Hager, Archie Ware, Daisy Burns French. Row two, from 
left: Judith Saunders Douglas, Claude Smith, Jo Hanod Sullivan, Douglas 
Flynn, Glynna Hays, Ben Turpin. Row three, from left: Mae Clark 
Sheiiling, Joan Hafer Fragner, Frances Brown Blanton, Maiy Elizabeth 
Kearns Hamm, Kay Wade Cross, Betty Crank Murphy, Jim Murphy. Row 
four, from left: Annette Jeter Rigrish, Jennie Chattin Mulcahy. Row five, 
from left: Donald Fields, James M. Caudill, Jr. 

Alumni returning for the 1959 class reunion were: Row one, from lefl 
Joyce Stanley Smithers, Janice K. Doan, Tom Logsdon, Cliff "Bud 
Swauger, Janet L. Rich, Joy May Hager, Bunny Murphy Edwards. Ro\ 
two, from left: Nancy H. Bums, Carol L. Shelton, Mary Nell Turner, Loi 
Carter Myers, Phyllis Patrick Jennings, Gail Eckler. Row three, from lefl 
Laura Jean Jackson, Lou Ann Elliott, James E. Bickford, Jim Rolf, Ginni 
Gabbard Goes, Estel M. Hobbs, Jesse D. Turley III, Wilburn H. Harmon 
Row four, from left: Kenneth Forester, Humphrey EUiott, Jack Bellmj 
Gene Schofer, Robert N. Azbill, Priscilla Lohi Downs. 

Members of the 40-year reunion class included: Row one, from left: Mary 
Elizabeth Williams, Elizabeth BiUings, Mary Kate Deatherage House. Row 
two, from left: Ruth Charles, Betsy S. Johnston, Mary Winston Lane. 
Row three, from left: Sharleen Watkins Power, Sarah Yancey Barker. 
Row four, from left: Louis A. Power, Douglas House, Edsel R. Mountz, 
Paul G. Adams. 




Beginning this year, the Executive Council ot~ the Alumni Association will induct up to five alumni annually into our prestigious 
Hall of Distinguished Alumni to honor those graduates of Eastern who have excelled in their lives and careers. With more than 45,000 
graduates, a great many deserve to be recognized for their exceptional accomplishments. 

The Hall of Distinguished Alumni was established in 1974 during the Centennial year festivities when 100 outstanding graduates 
were selected to be honored and their pictures were placed in the Hall located on the main floor of the Keen Johnson Building. 

Two years later, in 1976, 15 more graduates were selected and given a place among the honored alumni. In addition, the Out- 
standing Alumnus selected each year is included among the distinguished graduates in thellall. 

This year, the Executive Council selected three individuals to be inducted inlo the Hall of Distinguished Aluimu; J. W. "Spider" 
Thurman, '41 ; Vic Hellard, Jr.. '66; and Rebecca M. Overstreet, '74. 


Director of Alumni Affairs, Retired 

"Spider" Thurman left his mark on the 
University at two different times and in 
two very different ways. During his 
undergraduate days, he brought fame and 
glory to Eastern Kentucky State Teachers 
College througli liis exploits on the foot- 
ball field, winning Ail-American honors 
while quarterbacking Eastern's first unde- 
feated, untied football team. 

In 1950, he began a highly successful 
teaching and coacliing career at Clay 
County High School, taking his teams to 
state basketball tournaments with amaz- 
ing regularity over 13 seasons. 

But he once again returned to cam- 
pus in 1962, this time to lead the Alumni 
Association onto a period of dramatic 
growth, establishing Alumni chapters 
around Kentucky and the eastern United 
States. He also initiated a system of 
Alumni scholarships which now bear his 
name, and increased alumni involvement 
in the University in every respect. 

After establishing liimself as a dedi- 
cated promoter of his Alma Mater, Thur- 
man retired in June, 1983. 


Chairman, Legislative Research 
Commission, Frankfort 

Vic Hellard, Jr.'s tenure as president of 
Eastern's student government in the mid 
60's was a barometer for years to follow 
as the Versailles resident went on to enter 
politics as an elected State Representative 
and director of the Legislative Research 
Commission, a bipartisan research and 
administrative arm of the Kentucky 
General Assembly. 

Following his graduation from East- 
ern in 1966, Hellard entered the Univer- 
sity of Kentucky College of Law and re- 
ceived his juris doctorate degree in 1968. 
He embarked on his career in law as a 
practicing attorney in Versailles and also 
served as judge pro-tem for the city. 

In 1972, he was elected to the Ken- 
tucky House of Representatives for the 
56th legislative district, and since 1977, 




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has served as director of the Legislative 
Research Commission, directing the draft- 
ing of legislation, preparing a biannual 
budget for the General Assembly, and 
overseeing general research studies. 

During his time with the legislature. 
Hellard has chaired a number of commit- 
tees, including the Recreational Facilities 
Review Commission, Budget Review, 
Appropriations and Revenue, and the 
Governor's Flood Task Force. 

Hellard has also been active in his 
community as president of the Woodford 
County Jaycees, state chairman for the 
Kentucky Jaycees' Governmental Affairs 
Program, a member of state historical 
societies, and a host of other community 


District Court Judge 

For the 22nd Judicial District 

Following her graduation with distinction 
from Eastern in 1974, Rebecca Overstreet 
continued her studies in law at the Uni- 
versity of Kentucky College of Law and 
received her juris doctorate in 1977. 

She began her career in 1974 with 
the law firm of Turley, Savage, and 
Moore in Lexington as a paralegal and 
later became a law clerk for two other 
firms in that city. She became an Assist- 
ant Commonwealth Attorney in the 22nd 
Judicial District in 1977. and was success- 
ful in her bid for District Judge in 1979. 

Advancing quickly in the legal pro- 
fession, she also became an adjunct pro- 
fessor at the University of Kentucky 
College of Law and the College of Law 
Enforcement on Eastern's campus. 

Judge Overstreet is actively involved 
in a number of organizations including 
the YMCA Spouse Abuse Center. Rape 
Crisis Center, McDowell Cancer Network, 
Diabetes Center for Excellence, and the 
Lexington Philharmonic Women's Guild. 




Spring alumni meetings in three states 
broiigiit out liundreds of graduates who 
reminisced abt)ut tlieir campus days, 
made new tViends, and generally had a 
good time talking about their Eastern 

One especially spirited meeting took 
place in Atlanta, Georgia, where the 
Greater Atlanta Area Alumni Chapter was 
chartered on March 6. Under the direc- 
tion of Sarah Fretly Kincaid, '82. and 
Mike Behler, '81 , they enjo\ed an evening 
finding out just how many EKU alums 
live in the Atlanta area. Nearly 60 
attended the meeting; others who could 
not attend wrote to express an interest, 
and the organizers are still turning up 
graduates moving into the area. 

New officers for the 1984-85 year 
are Mike BeliJer, president; Sarah Fretty 
Kincaid, president-elect ; and Jack Kin- 
caid, secretary -treasurer. 

The three Florida chapters met on 
March 7, 8, an-l 9, with the Tampa-St. 
Petersburg Chapter leading off the series. 
Ron, '59, and Elissa, '58, Spenlau, with 
capable help from Guy, '58, and Penny 

Bruce Boyer, '69, reviewed a resume 
during the Tampa-St. Pete meeting as 
part of his involvement in the Alumni 
Career Network. 

Daines. organized the meeting in Clear- 
water which featured the usual good time 
and a short presentation by Bruce Boyer. 
'69, a member of the Alumni Career Net- 
work set up by Career Development & 
Placement. Ron Spenlau will serve as 
president of the group for 1984-85. 

In Central Florida, Sandra Leach, 
'67, organized her meeting at the Dubs- 
dred Country Club only to find out that 
notification of the meeting sent from 
campus never reached central Florida 
alumni Normally one of the largest 
groups on the Florida circuit, the Orlando 
meeting was the smallest in number, but 
the warmth was there along with Wynn 
Walker, '81 , the president-to-be of the 
next alumni chapter - the College of Law 
Enforcement Chapter — now being organ- 
ized on campus. 

The final Florida meeting took place 
in Ft. Lauderdale, where long-time alum- 
ni coordinators, Hise and Edith Tudor. 
'38, welcomed a large group sprinkled 
with alumni from 1935 to 1983. Here, 
as in the other groups on the southern 
swing, each graduate told of his or her 

"most memorable experience at Eastern, 
and each was given an opportunity to 
write a "news note" to friends back in 

Later in the spring, the largest chap- I 
ter - the Greater Cincinnati Area Chap- j 
ter - met at the Summit Hills Country 
Club in northern Kentucky. Led by a 
large steering committee and president 
Tom Romard, '56, the graduates enjoyed 
entertainment from the student group, 
"Broadway South," and took a record 
number of door prizes home with them, 
including a knitted EKU cheerleader doll 
and a weekend vacation at a Kentucky 
State Park. 

In addition to those meetings, presi- 
dent-elect George Proctor has been 
making contacts in the Indianapolis, 
Indiana, area and hopes to have an infor- 
mal gathering of that group during the 

Whether they be informal gatherings 
... or more informal affairs, wherever 
alunmi get together in chapter meetings, 
the ties that bind them to their Alma 
Mater grow a bit stronger . . . 


Organizers of the Greater Atlanta Area Chapter pose with that group's new charter. 
They are, from left, Mike Behler, '81, president: Sarah Fretty Kincaid, '82, president- 
elect; Jack Kincaid,'82, secretary -treasure; and Ron Wolfe, '63, alumni affairs director. 



Edith and Hise Tudor, '38, organize the 
registration table for the South Florida 
Chapter meeting In Ft. Lauderdale. 
Long-time coordinators for the chapter, 
Hise will serve as president for 1984-85. 

Gary Maynard, '64, a regional manager 
for IBM in Atlanta, shared his "most 
memorable experience at Eastern" with 
fellow alums at the charter meeting. 

Tom Holbrook, '55, left, and his wife 
Mary chat with Sarah Kincaid during the 
Atlanta meeting. 


"Broadway South," the student group 
that entertained the greater Cincinnati 
graduates, sings "Happy Birthday" to 
Alice Kennelly Roberts, '42, a popular 
columnist with the Cincinnati Enquirer 
who celebrated her special day with the 

One pleased alum posed with her EKU 
Cheerleader doll which she won during 
the drawing for door prizes. 

Tom Romard, '56, presides over the 
meeting of the Greater Cincinnati Area 
Chapter which featured four presidents 
of the Alumni Association. 

Central Florida Chapter president 
Sandra Leach, '67, chats with Carol 
and Wynn Walker, '81 , during the 
meeting in Orlando. 




By Jack D. Frost 

Ah, great it is to believe the dream 
As we stand in youth by the starry stream; 
But a greater thing is to fight life through, 
And say at the end, "The dream is true!" 

— Edwin Markham 

In the world of athletics, it is "The Dream" that has spurrec 
many a young man or woman to fight on, to reach higher, anc 
sometimes . . . start all over. It is the dream of being the best 
the dream of having success, and the dream of having respeci 
that has come true for five Eastern graduates in the coaching 
ranks around Kentucky. j 

And while they have reached a zenith in their careers, th^ 
dreams, hopes, and aspirations may soar to greater heiglits foi| 
coaches Don Richardson, '57; Gerald Sinclair, '60; Roland 
WierwUle, '61; Eugene Van Hoose, '65; and Donna Wise. '72 
These leaders of young athletes can bask in the knowledge that 
they are among the best in their profession. 

Don Richardson, who played baseball at Eastern under 
Coach Charles "Turkey" Hughes and won 24 games in a brilliant 
pitching career, is regarded as one of the best high school base 
ball coaches in the nation. He realized a dream in 1982 when 
his Madison Central squad gave him his first state championship 
in two dozen years enroute to a storybook 40-0 season. 

Gerald Sinclair has a liistory of success as a basketball men 
tor, but knocked around in relative anonymity at small schools 
until his Logan County team captured the 1984 Kentucky 
"Sweet Sixteen" championship. 

Roland Wierwille's entire career has been built on the 
success and infiuence of former Eastern basketball coach Paul 
McBrayer under whom he played for three years. He has taken 
that training and molded a small college basketball tradition at 
Berea College. 

Eugene Van Hoose is still another coach that credits his for- 
mer Eastern football coaches Glenn PresneU and Roy Kidd as 
his foundation for success. He inherited a traditionally strong 
baseball program at Owensboro High School in 1980 and three 
years later captured the state baseball championship. 

For Donna Wise, success has been reached early by her 
as women's basketball coach at Campbellsville College. 
She has returned to her home town to build Camp- j 
bellsville's program into a Kentucky Intercollegiate | 
Athletic Conference power evidenced by three con- 
ference championships. 
It can be said with little argument that behind most 
great teams you'll find a great coach. If you ask any of 
these coaches whether they consider themselves great 
coaches, you will receive a quick "no" for an answer, but 

if you question their peers, the answer will be different. 

Richardson's career has now spanned 26 years at Madison 
Central. During that time, his baseball teams have compiled 
nearly 700 wins, wliile dropping just over 100. He has taken 
teams to the State Tournament nine times and won the title 
once. That amazing 1982 season resulted in his selection as 
Kentucky's Coach of the Year and District Coach of the Year 
for the National High School Athletic Coaches Association 
which automatically nominated him for National Coach of the 
Year. Mysteriously, that honor eluded him. but in the eyes of 
many former players, Richardson has always been one of the 
best in the business. 


I Throughout his coaching career, he lias demanded that his 
,)!ayers work hard and abide by the rules and principles he sets 
brth. "I believe those things pay off in the long run," said 
lichardson as he recalled a loss in 1983 that could be attributed 
an infraction of team rules by one of the team's top pitchers. 
'The pitcher missed the first two classes that day without ex- 
:use, so he didn't play. If he had pitched, I feel confident we 
vould have won. He knew the rules." The Indians' 44-gamc win 
.treak ended with that defeat. That speaks well for principles. 

Not only is Richarson revered by his players and peers, he 
IS also praised by umpires. Bunny Davis, a former professional 
:)layer and an amateur umpire for 30 years before retiring, says 
;rentral is the best-coached team in America. "They have a 
;reat basebaU tradition to the credit of Don Richardson. Madi- 
|;on Central is a high school baseball factory," he said. 

Like Richardson, Sinclair's dream of a state championship 
:ame several years into his coaching career. Actually, his first 
dream was to become a dentist, but that didn't last long for tlie 
:I984 Courier- Journal Coach of the Year. "I really and truly 
ilways wanted to be a coach, but maybe I thought it would be 
more lucrative to be a dentist," said Sinclair. "Following my 
"reshman year at Eastern, I just decided to pursue something 
■:hat would make me happy." 

Now, after 22 years in the profession, Sinclair is one of the 
■lappiest people in a basketball-crazed state. He has come a long 
way since beginning his career at tiny Forkland High School in 
Boyle County which had 38 students and has since been gob- 
bled up by consolidation. When Logan County, located in 
Western Kentucky, was formed two years ago through the con- 
solidation of five smaller schools, Sinclair was in the right place 
at the right time. 

Under his guidance, Logan County has carved out a 63-9 
record, chmaxed by a 37-3 season last year when they beat 
Bourbon County 83-70 for the state title. He has compUed a 
304-261 record as head coach. "That's not a bad record, con- 
sidering the schools I've been at," said Sinclair. "Wlien I was at 
Forkland, two other teachers and myself taught grades eight 
through 12. That had to be one of the smallest schools around. 
Still, we won 21 games one year and got to the regional where 
we lost to a LUy team that went on to the State Tournament. 
Since that four-year stint at Forkland, Sinclair has 
^ coached at Wayne County, Adairville, Boyle Coun- 

^^~\ ty, Auburn, and Chandlers. 

^k , He terms his selection as Coach of the Year 

^^ " as "a complete surprise." "Most of the votes 

M^m^^ had been turned in before the State Tourna- 

ment even began, so when I received the 
honor, it came as a big shock to me," 
said Sinclair. "I couldn't beheve it. 
There are so many good coaches 
around the state for them to 
have picked me, but I was 
happy to accept it." 

When Wicrwille took over the head basketball coaching job 
at Berea College in 1972. he had acquired a wealth of know- 
ledge while an assistant at Transylvania College to CM. Newton, 
who later turned Alabama into a national power and is now at 
Vanderbilt, and Lee Rose, the present head coach at South 
Florida who left Transy to lead North Carolina-Charlotte to 
national prominence in the late '70s. 

During his 1 2 years at Berea, Wierwille's teams have been 
champions of the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 
three times, including this past season when the Mountaineers 
went 23-5 and qualified for the NAIA District 32 playoffs for 
the sixth time. Berea ranked 19th in the nation in the final poll, 
making its first Top 20 appearance ever. Wierwille's record 
stands at 184 wins and 139 losses, quite a coaching feat at a 
school that doesn't give athletic scholarships. 

How has he done it? "Well, I think the organizational skills 
I learned while playing for Coach McBrayer have really helped 
me, and I feel very fortunate to have been an assistant under 
C. M. Newton and Lee Rose. And I will always be thankful to 
Eastern for giving me an education and the opportunity to 
play," said Wierwille. "I also have had some young men who 




arc hard workers with a lot of character." Actually, all of his 
players are hard workers, for at Berea every student is required 
to support his educational training by engaging in the college's 
student labor program. 

Wierwille, who was selected as the NAIA District 32 Coach 
of the Year in 1984, marking the third time he has garnered the 
award, is a strong advocate of discipline in his program. "I 
believe you must have strong discipline if you are going to have 
a good program. Coach McBrayer had it back when I played, 
and I still think you can have it today. There are those who say 
you can't have strong discipline in your program, but I say you 
can, and the young people want it and respect it." 

As liis way of relaxing, Wierwille coaches Berea's golf team. 
He's pretty proud of that, too, as last spring's squad captured 
the District 32 title and qualified as one of the nation's top 32 
teams for the NAIA national championship. 

Roland Wierwille 

Van Hoose, who also serves as head coach of Owensboro's 
football team, is another strong believer in the work ethic. 
"Coach PresneU and Coach Kidd believed in hard work in order 
to achieve success. They felt that the more work and time you 
put in, your efforts would be rewarded. That philosophy has 
carried on throughout my career. You've got to put time m to 
get positive results," he said. 

With 18 years under his belt as a liigh school coach (the 
first 13 at Clark County Higli School in Winchester), Van Hoose 
has been able to get positive results. Since taking over the 
Owensboro baseball post, liis teams have compiled a 107-30 rec- 
ord and have made three appearances in the State Tournament. 

Like Richardson and Wierwille, Van Hoose also believes in 
setting rules and having discipline. "Kids today respect disci- 
pline. They want you to tell them exactly what you want them 
to do, and they want you to enforce it to see that it gets done. 
Discipline goes along with winning," said the coach. 

"Owensboro is a good sports town with good talent. 
You've got to have that first to have a good program," Van 
Hoose said. "I've learned a lot by playing, watching what other 
coaches do, and by doing what I think is right." It seems to be 
paying good dividends. 

Donna Wise 

For Wise, whose Campbellsville Lady Tigers have achievi 
a record of 166 victories and only 61 losses over the past ni 
seasons. Coach of the Year honors are becoming routine. F" 
the past two seasons she has been selected as KIAC Coach 
the Year and was also the 1984 NAIA District 32 Coach oft 
Year. For three consecutive years beginning in 1980, Wise wb 
voted Coach of the Year in the Kentucky Women's Intercol- 
giate Conference. During that five-year span her teams hai 
captured state championships, and the 1982-83 team quaUfi 
for the eight-team national NAIA tournament. 

Wise did not have the opportunity to compete in organiz 
basketball at either the high school or college level, but she Ii 
studied the game religiously and credits her father, an a\ 
basketball fan, for some of her basketball know how. 

"I have been fortunate to have some outstanding talent tit! 
has given Campbellsville the opportunity to compete on tf 
regional and national level," she said. "Our school is acadert 
cally strong, so most of the kids come here first and foremc 
for an education and the fun of the game. We try to make t ) 
atmosphere enjoyable for them and make basketball a learni 
experience. So far, we've been successful." 


Eugene Van Hoose 

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Alumnus Editorial Board realizes that thei 
are other graduates, not only in the coaching profession but in othi 
areas of endeavor, who have met with success. If you have receivij 
special awards or honors or have made unusual achievements, or y(j 
know of any EKU grad who has a special story to share, send a note \ 
the Division of Alumni Affairs and we'll consider the item for futu •■ 



the eastern chronicle 




he Board of Regents has approved a 
984-85 educational and general expendi- 
ires budget of 557,573,750. Tliis figure 
irovides support for the University's in- 
ruction, research, and public service 
.lissions, as well as its libraries, academic 
|id institutional support, student ser- 
|ces, and physical plant operation. 

The Board also approved S 1 1 ,846 ,- 
llO in revenues and expenditures in au.xi- 
iary enterprises which include self-sup- 
orting activities such as housing, food 
;;rvices, and bookstore. 

The total budget reflects revenues of 
69,419,960, an increase of $656,1 24, or 
I:ss than one percent more than the pro- 
,;cted current fiscal year revenue. State 
ppropriations will account for 49.8 per- 
lent of the total revenues while student 
luition and fees total 18.2 percent. 
1 Tuition costs, reflecting a seven per- 
'ent increase set by the Council, were 
'iso acknowledged in the budget approv- 
'l. The percentage was applied across 
he board for resident, non-resident, 
ndergraduate, and graduate students, 
uition for the Kentucky resident under- 
raduate will be S415 per semester, an in- 
rease of S27; the non-resident under- 
raduate fee wUl be SI ,245, up S82. 
Kentucky resident graduate student tui- 
ion will be $457, up $30; non-resident 
raduate tuition will be $1 ,370, up S91 . 

President J. C. Powell told the Board 
he University was able to soften the im- 
lact of the mandatory tuition increase by 
ttempting to hold the Une on other fees. 

The new budget also provided a two 
)ercent across-the-board salary increase 
or faculty and staff. Powell stated that 
VhOe he was dismayed that the appro- 
iriation for public higher educational in- 
titutions provided for only two percent 
alary increases, he was pleased that the 
Current budget resulted from the most 
extensive involvement of faculty and 
itaff in developing the University's plan- 
ling priorities. 


Campus Hosts 

Governor's Scholars Program 

A holiday concert and barbeque wel- 
comed approximately 300 Kentucky stu- 
dents and their families to the second 
annual Governor's Scholars Program at 

The students participated in the in- 
tensive five-week program of study and 
discussion, guest speakers, field trips, and 
cultural and recreational activities with 
the theme "Higlr Technology and People: 
Kentucky in the Information Age." 

All expenses for the scholars program 
were paid through funds provided by the 
Governor's Office, Kentucky Council on 
Higher Education Assistance Authority, 
plus a number of private corporations, in- 
cluding Ashland Oil, Humana, Bingham 
Enterprises Foundation of Kentucky, 
James Graham Brown Foundation, IBM. 
Texas Gas Transmission Corporation, 
Southern Bell, and 39 Kentucky banks. 

Outstanding public and private high 
school juniors were nominated by their 
school districts to attend the scholars 
program based on specific criteria, in- 
cluding scoring in the top 10 percentile in 
a basic skills test, while exliibiting inter- 
est, creativity, writing ability, originality, 
independence, and other attributes that 
characterize a gifted student. 

According to program officials, 
Eastern competed with nine other cam- 
puses to host the 1984 scholars. EKU 
and Centre College were the two cam- 
puses selected, based on their proposal 
offerings which included facilities con- 
ducive to the building of a scholarly com- 

The official ceremonies began in the 
ravine with Rush W. Dozier Jr., chairman 
of the Scholars Board of Directors pre- 

Interior Design Program 
Receives Accreditation 

President J. C. Powell has announced that 
the interior design program in the Depart- 
ment of Home Economics has received 
a provisional accreditation for two years 
from the Foundation for Interior Design 
Education and Research. 

The foundation is the national body 
which accredits programs in interior de- 
sign education in liigher education. Dr. 

Betty Powers, ciiair of liKU's home 
economics department, said l-.astorn's in- 
terior design program is one i)f two in 
Kentucky to be so recognized. 

Unique Program Benefits Graduates 
and Employers 

Tlie Division of Career Development and 
Placement has designed a unique Ambas- 
sadors program to provide a face-to-face 
exchange of information between the uni- 
versity and potential employers of grad- 

Upperclass students are selected and 
trained to participate as ambassadors in 
their home areas. The students provide 
information about the university's job 
placement services to complement the 
needs of a particular company. 

The Ambassador Program received 
the 1983 Award for Innovation from the 
Kentucky College Placement Asst)ciation 
and the Southern College Placement 
Association at the annual conference in 
New Orleans. The award includes a clieck 
from KCPA to aid in producing a how-to 
workbook for other association members 
to design similar programs. 

Dr. Harold Richardson, '52, '54, a professor of 
English at the University of Louisville, signs his 
book, yesse., a biography of the late Jesse Stu- 
art, during an autographing session held at the 
University Bookstore. 


Lawrence Tuck (left), regional manager with 
Rose's Stores, Inc., and Kurt Zimmerman, 
director of Division of Career Development and 
Placement, examine a video camera used by the 
division to help students sharpen their job hunt- 
ing interview skills. The camera was purchased 
in part w ith funds from a S 1 ,000 grant made by 
Rose's Stores to the division in recognition of 
its job placement services. This is the second 
SI, 000 grant made by the business. 

Archives Receives Records of AIAW 
Southern Region II For Preservation 

Official records and documents of the 
Association of Intercollegiate Athletics 
for Women's Southern Region II, which 
was dissolved June 30, 1983, along with 
its national organization, have been de- 
posited in the EKU Archives. 

According to University Archivist 
Charles Hay, the records include cor- 
respondence, eligibility forms, publica- 
tions, reports, minutes, and other primary 
source materials that document the II- 
year existence of Southern Region II. 
The southern region was one of nine re- 
gional governing organizations within 
AIAW, and was composed of colleges and 
universities in Kentucky, North Carolina, 
South Carolina. Tennessee, and Virginia. 
Nell Hensley. assistant women's basl<.et- 
ball coach at Eastern, organized and pro- 
cessed the records. 

It is now possible for sports-minded 
historians to visit Eastern and research 
the development of women's sports in 
this state and region, and study the im- 
pact this organization has had. 

Cooperative Education: An Idea Whose 
Time Has Come 

By Wendy Warner, Career Counselor 
Cooperative Education 

In 1906 the University of Cincinnati be- 
gan on an experimental basis cooperative, 
education, a method of study that in- 
corporates career related work experience 

into the curriculum. In the fall of 1973, 
a decision was made to include coopera- 
tive education in the course offerings at 
Eastern Kentucky University. 

Nine industrial technology majors 
were placed on co-op assignments during 
the spring semester of 1975, a modest 
beginning for the program that has had 
continual growth at EKU as well as 1 .050 
colleges and universities in the United 

Today, cooperative education is 
thriving at Eastern. Located in the Jones 
Building, it is in a prime location for stu- 
dent accessibility. Over 700 students par- 
ticipated in co-op during the 1982-83 aca- 
demic year. 

The key to Eastern's success in the 
area of cooperative education is the 
faculty and administration's support. 
The department is under the Office of 
Academic Support and Undergraduate 
Studies, reporting to Dr. Jack Culross. 

Twenty-four faculty coordinators rep- 
resenting each college are the backbone 
of this rapidly expanding alternative to 
traditional learning. The faculty's role is 
to promote the program, recruit students, 
approve relevant work experience, and 
visit students at their work-sites. 

Students receive credit based on the 
amount of time spent on the job. A mini- 
mum of 80 hours work is required for 
each academic credit. Students are also 
required to submit a resume, an essay on 
their work environment, and semester 
work report, as well as additional research 
projects required from their individual 
discipline. The essential elements that 
have resulted in Eastern's Co-op Program 
becoming nationally renowned are the 
approval of the faculty and the awarding 
of academic credit. 

The co-op office is amply staffed by 
well qualified personnel. Ken Noah, di- 
rector, has been at the helm for over ten 
years. Prior to his appointment to EKU. 
he was involved in vocational education 
at the state level and affiliated with the 
University of Kentucky. 

Don Foster, assistant director, over- 
sees the job development activities. He 
was formerly with the Le.xington-Fayette 
Urban County Government Personnel Di- 

Foster is ably assisted by two job de- 
velopers. H.C. Kenney and Bernard 
Reddy. both EKU alumni. Wendy 
Warner, career counselor, also an EKU 
alumna, is responsible for the student 
counseUng aspects of the department. 

Besides placement activities, the co- 

op otfice also provides career skills such 
as resume writing, interview role playini 
and career guidance. Research specialis 
Kathy Allen, a product of EKU's CoUeg 
of Business, is a computer whiz who thi 
suinmer completely automated the of- 
fice's outdated manual system. 

Cooperative education is an excitin 
approach to higher education, and EKL 
is in the forefront with the largest and 
most successful program in the Commo 

Many Eastern alumni who partici- 
pated in cooperative education while 
they were students are now working in 
warding careers. 

KatliJeen Goode from Versailles, a 
1982 graduate with a BS in industrial 
technology, took part in two cooperati 
placements at IBM in Lexington. Prase 
ly Kathleen is a systems coordinator foi 
Proctor, Davis, Ray Consulting Enginee 
in Lexington. When asked what effect 
co-op had on her present position, she 
stated, "My assignment in the engineeri^ 
facilities area at IBM has helped me ad 
vance faster than I could ever imagine.' 

Jeffrey Warner from Dayton. Ohio 
who received his BBA in 1980 and MB/ 
in 1983. completed a cooperative place 
ment with Holiday Inn in Riclmiond as 
desk clerk and night auditor. "Co-op p 
vided a real-world business environmen 
to prepare me for a challenging career,' 
he said. Jeffrey is now data processing 
supervisor with Morse Industrial Cor- 
poration in Florence. 

Dean Holt of Mitchellburg gradual 
with a degree in journalism in 1983. C 
op experience was instrumental in helpjg 
Irim achieve his career goals. He was er| 
ployed by the Lexington Herald-Leade: 
where he gained hands-on experience ir 
newswriting and layout design. Curren I 
Dean is a copy editor for the Kentucky 
Post in Covington. "I was able to start 
a supervisory capacity rather than the 
normal entry level as a result of my 
co-op," Holt said. 

Alumni who wish to help current s^- 
dents by providing a cooperative place 
ment, should write the Co-op office or|j 
call (606) 622-1296. 

New Experience Will Help 
EKU Student Teachers 

Wlien Eastern's elementary education r 

jors are sent out to schools to student n 
teach this fall, they will be better pre- • 
pared to work with mainstreamed and i 
culturally diversified children. 



A new experience was added tliis 
vear to the curriculum of elementary ed- 
jcation majors who are in their pre-stu- 
■lent teacliing semester, according to Dr. 
limogene Ramsey, chair of EKU's Depart- 
nent of Curriculum and Instruction. The 
students spent the mornings for one week 
n classrooms where elementary children 
,rave been mainstreamed and then attend- 
':d special seminars conducted by per- 
sonnel from the Fayette County and 
'Vladison County school systems. 

"Interaction between our future 
leachers and the consultant teams pro- 
vided the students with added insight into 
'effective ways of working with special 
ind multicultural students in today's 
schools," said Ramsey. 

iLaw Enforcement Departments Merge 


iPhree departments in the College of Law 
Enforcement have been consohdated into 
1 single academic department, the Depart- 
ment of Loss Prevention and Safety. The 
bhange is effective this fall. 

The new department wUl consohdate 
the existing departments of Security and 
Loss Prevention, Fire Prevention and 
Control, and the Traffic Safety Institute. 

According to President J. C. PoweU, 
the reorganization will provide for greater 
efficiency and cost-effectiveness by merg- 
ing the three small units into a single aca- 
demic department. 

Dr. Bill Tillett will serve as the chair 
of the new department. Coordinators for 
the three major instructional areas for the 
1984-85 academic year are William Car- 
field, Security and Loss Prevention; Dr. 
Ben Koepke, Traffic Safety Institute; and 
WilUam Abney, Fire and Safety Engineer- 
ing Technology. 

Darling Scholarship Established 

Friends and colleagues of Dr. Fred 
Darling have estabUshed a scholarship 
fund to honor him. The scholarship will 
be awarded to a student who has been 
outstanding in the field of health, physi- 
cal education, and recreation. 

Dr. Darhng has served Eastern for 
some 38 years, in addition to being a 
graduate of the University. 

Anyone wishing to contribute to 
Darhng Scholarship may do so by sending 
their contributions to the EKU Founda- 
tion, Coates 703, Eastern Kentucky Uni- 
versity, Richmond, Ky. 40475-0931. 

Checks should be made payable to 
the Fred E. Darling Scholarship Fund. 
Contributions are tax deductible. 

Jack Gibson 

EKU Announces Appointment 
of Director of Development 

Dr. J. C. Powell has announced the ap- 
pointment of Dr. Jack H. Gibson as the 
University's director of development. 
Approved by the Board of Regents, his 
appointment was effective May 15. 

He is charged with developing a com- 
prehensive program to increase private 
support of the University's instructional 
programs and activities. 

Gibson, who was selected for the 
position following a national search, will 
head the development activities that are 
coordinated by the Office of University 
Relations and Development, directed by 
Vice President Don Feltner. 

Dr. Gibson comes to EKU after 14 
years of service at the University of Ala- 
bama where he held several faculty posi- 
tions before joining the administrative 
staff, initially as a regional director for 
the University and later as coordinator of 
major gifts and director of special cam- 
paigns in the office of educational devel- 

While at Alabama, Gibson success- 
fully coordinated fund-raising campaigns 
as well as alumni, student recruitment, 
and continuing education programs. 

According to Dr. Powell, private 
funding is a key to educational excellence 
in these times of reduced state support. 
"State-appropriated funds provide only 
for the continuation of essential programs 
and services. In order to reach a higher 
level of educational excellence, support 
from the private sector is essential," he 
stated. He added that "a continuous fiow 
of private funds is crucial to meeting the 
University's worthy goals and objectives." 

A native of Columbus, GA, Gibson 
earned his bachelor's degree at Florida 

State Universii\. He received his master's 
and doctoral degrees from the University 
of .Mabania. He is married (o the former 
Karen Louise Howell of Dover. TN, and 
lhe\' have one child. 

EKU Creates Division 
of Minority Affairs 

I aslein has announced ilie creatuMi of a 
Division of Minority Affairs on campus 
as part of Kentucky's Plan for Desegrega- 
tion of Higher l-Aliicalion. 

Funds for eslablishing the new divi- 
sion were included in the General Assem- 
bly's appropriations to the University for 
the 1984-86 biennium in the amount of 
SI 57,000 the first fiscal year and SI64,- 
')00 the seci)nd fiscal year. 

The new division will be responsible 
for implementing the Desegregatimi Plan 
at EKU as it relates to the recruitineni 
and retention of minority students and 
the employment of minorities in vanous 
faculty and staff positions. 

According to Dr. Doug Whitlock, 
executive assistant to the president, the 
office will provide an "impetus to employ 
more black faculty members and to re- 
cruit and retain more black undergrad- 
uate and graduate students." WJiitlock 
noted that these funds will also be used 
to provide assistance and support to the 
inter-institutional graduate center estab- 
lished at Kentucky State University for 
the exchange of faculty. 

Lori Jane C'Durtney, a police administration 
major from Indianapolis, has been elected na- 
tional vice president of Alpha Phi Sigma, the 
National Criminal Justice Honor Society. Ad- 
mission to the Society is open to students «ho 
have distinguished themselves through excellent 
scholastic achievement in the study of criminal 



Dick Mayo Allen Room Named at EKU 

An auditorium in tiie John (irant Crabbc 
Library lias been named in the honor and 
memory of Dick Mayo Allen who served 
as the fourth librarian of the Crabbe Li- 

Allen came to Lastern as librarian in 
1^)57 and was instrumental in organizing 
a program in library science and in build- 
ing a comprehensive book collection at 
the library until his death in 1 98 1 , at the 
age of 6 1 . 

A 1946 alumnus of Eastern Kentuc- 
ky State College, the Prestonsburg native 
also attended George Peabody College for 
Teachers in Tennessee where he received 
a master of arts degree and a bachelor's 
degree in library science. 

The auditorium, Room 108, will be 
designated the Dick Mayo Allen Room, 
and appropriate bronze plaques will be 
placed at the two entrances to the room. 
The resolution for the memorial to Allen 
was endorsed by 56 members of the 
Crabbe Library staff and was approved by 
the Board of Regents. 

Industrial Education and Technology 
Celebrates 75th Anniversary 

By Dr. Roger W. Prewitt 
Professor, Industrial Education 
& Technology 

Eastern Kentucky University's Depart- 
ment of Industrial Education and Tech- 
nology will celebrate its 75th anniversary 
during the 1984-85 school year. During 
its first seventy-five years, the department 
has undergone dramatic changes in both 
its emphases and program offerings. 

Since its meager beginning, the de- 
partment has grown from a unit that 
prepared industrial arts teachers to a 
multi-purpose unit. The department 
currently prepares technicians for in- 
dustry, industrial technologists, con- 
struction technologists, and vocational- 
industrial education teachers, as well as 
industrial arts teachers. 

The department's origin can be 
traced back to June 24, 1909, when the 
Board of Regents authorized President 
John Grant Crabbe to employ an instruc- 
tor of manual training and mechanical 
drawing. During the next few years, 
course offerings were limited to wood- 
working and drawing. 

In 1919, Mr. N.G. Deniston was 
hired as the department's second faculty 
member. Under his guidance, the depart- 
ment developed its first four-year pro- 
gram in 1922. Through the twenties, the 

department became known as the Indus- 
trial Arts Department and expanded its 
course offerings to a total of 43 semester 

During the depression years of the 
thirties, the Industrial Arts Department 
was reduced to one staff niember, Mr. 
N.G. Deniston. It wasn't until 1937 that 
the department regained a second stal f 
member. Tliis person was Mr. Ralph W. 
Wlialin who succeeded Mr. Deniston as 
chairman in 1940, and remained as de- 
partmental chairman until 1970. 

During the twenties and thirties the 
Industrial Arts Department had been 
housed in a number of locations on cam- 
pus. In 1939 the Arts Building was con- 
structed to house the Industrial Arts, Art, 
and Home Economics Departments. This 
was the first time that the lA Department 
was housed in a modern building with 
new equipment. 

In 1939 a third staff member was 
employed and placed in charge of the 
metals phase of the curriculum. An area 
curriculum of 48 semester hours was 
established, and the Industrial Arts De- 
partment expanded its course offerings to 
62 semester hours. 

The war years of 1 94 1 45 resulted in 
a sharp decline in departmental enroll- 
ment and a reduction in the teaclting staff 
to one faculty member, but following 
World War II. the veterans returned and 
the staff was increased to four. 

During the fifties the Industrial Arts 
Department experienced unprecedented 
growth. A non-teacliing technical curric- 
ulum was established in 1953 to prepare 
students to enter business or industry and 
enable them to specialize in one technical 
area within the department. A fifth staff 
member was added in 1955. 

Electricity and crafts were added to 
the curriculum in 1956. The faculty to- 
taled six full-time members, and the stu- 
dent enrollment totaled more than 500. 
One hundred twenty-six semester hours 
were offered in the college catalog and 
the department's staff increased to seven 
due to a burgeoning student enrollment. 

Grapliic Arts was added to the curric- 
ulum in 1960, with a full-time graphic 
arts teacher being employed in 1963. 
additional drafting instructor was em- 
ployed in 1963, increasing the total de- 
partmental staff to nine. In 1964, Power 
Mechanics was added to the department's 
curriculum, and its staff expanded to a 
total of 1 1 full-time faculty members. 

In 1965, the Industrial Technology 
Department was established with the 
appointment of a chairman and two new 

faculty members. This department para 
leled the Industrial Arts Department in 
the beginning. Its main objective was to 
prepare students to enter business or in- 
dustry. The efforts of the faculty of the 
Industrial Technology Department re- 
sulted in the establishment of a strong 
four-year program and several two-year 
programs during the sixties. 

In 1966, a curriculum that would 
certify vocational-industrial and tcchnic: 
teachers was added to the Industrial Art 
Department's program. The Industrial 
Arts Department's name was changed to 
become the Industrial Education Depart 
ment and the total staff was increased tc 
twelve. Likewise in 1966, the Industrial 
Technology Department added two stafi 
members, causing its total number to in- 
crease to five. 

During 1967, the Industrial Educa 
tion Department's faculty increased to 
fourteen, while the Industrial Technolog 
Department increased to six. Through 
the late sixties and early seventies, both 
the Industrial Education and the Indus- 
trial Technology Departments experi- 
enced an unprecedented increase in 

In 1973 the two departments were 
combined into the Department of Indus 
trial Education and Technology and boa 
ted a total of 24 staff members to incluc 
one chairman and three program coordi' 
nators. During the seventies, the Depart 
ment of Industrial Education and Tech- 
nology continued to grow, especially in 
the two-year Associate Degree programs 
and the four-year Industrial Technology 
program. In 1977 the Construction Tec 
nology program was established and twc 
staff members were hired to teach the 
construction classes. 

Because of an increased student in- 
terest in the departmental programs, the 
Department of Industrial Education and 
Technology currently has 32 faculty 
members, approximately 650 to 700 
majors, and offers over more than 400 
semester hours of course work. Its facQi 
ty encompasses three buildings — the 
Fitzpatrick, Gibson, and Ault — and pro 
vides 100,000 square feet of floor space 
for laboratories and classrooms. 

In keeping with the rapidly expand- 
ing technology of industry, the depart- 
ment has expanded its offerings to in- 
clude the technologies associated with ' 
computer aided drafting, computer aideil 
photo-typesetting, robotics, and compu-' 
ter aided milling and lathe processes, all 
advancements consistent with 75 years c 
growth and development. D 




For Men 
And Women 

I'ith the conclusion of the conference 
■ack and goU' tournaments in May. the 
astern athletic program has won both 
|ie men's and women's 1983-84 Oliio 
alley Conference All-Sports trophies. 

Tliis was a repeat performance by the 
olonel women, wliile the EKU men won 
le OVC's All-Sports award for the first 
me since 1965-66. 

"Wlien you win an award of this 
r'pe, you look at several different 
lings," noted Athletic Director Donald 
ombs. "First, I believe we have the best 
aaching staff since I've been here. They 
ad a common goal and worked well 
Jgether. Next, the type kids you have is 
;rtainly important, and you can tell by 
us accomplishment, we had quahty 
eople. And, of course, the support of 
le administration is all important. 

"Also very crucial to our success has 
een the extra funds made available for 
^cruiting through our boosters organi- 
ition. the Colonel Club." 

Combs also stresses the importance 
f this award each August at a gathering 
fall the Eastern coaches before their in- 
ividual seasons begin. 

"We set as our main goal to win the 
hio Valley Conference in each sport, 
ther goals and horizons are fine to shoot 
)r, but we need to concentrate on our 
rimary objective. It is all a matter of 
aal-setting and discipline." 

Eastern won titles in men's OVC 



competition in football, indoor track, 
baseball and golf. The Colonels finished 
second in outdoor track, third in cross 
country, fourth in tennis and tied for 
fifth in basketball. 

In the league's women's competition. 
Eastern won titles in cross country, vol- 
leyball and outdoor track. EKU was tied 
for second in basketball and third in 

Parris Receives Post-Season Accolades 

Freshman basketball player Antonio 
Parris has received post-season recogni- 
tion by two organizations since the Colo- 
nels closed the 1983-84 season. 

Parris, a 6-2, 180-pound guard from 
Chattanooga, Tenn.'s, Kirkman Tech 
Higli School, was named Oliio Valley 
Conference Freshman of the Year for the 
1983-84 year, the conference office an- 
nounced recently. 

Parris, who led all NCAA Division I 
freshman with his 18.8 per game average 
although scoring most of his points from 
the 15-22 foot range, was an "overwhelm- 
ing choice" by the league's coaches. He 
liit 51 .5 per cent from the field, 72.9 per 
cent from the free throw line, blocked 18 
shots, averaged 3.3 rebounds, and totaled 
14 dunks last year. 

A second-team AU-OVC choice this 

past season. Pains was orils a few votuig 
points sh_\ of being a first-team all-cori- 
lerence .selection. 

The second post -season accolade for 
Parris came when he was one of three 
OVC players to be named iionorabie 
mention Ail-American by The Sporting 
News. The other league |ila\ers chosen 
were Akron's Joe Jakubick, the leading 
Division I scorer in the nation with his 
30.1 average, and Stephen Kite of Ten- 
nessee Tech who was the l'),S2-83 OVC 
Freshman of the \'car. 

"Wlien we signed Tony, wc knew lie 
was a fine player, but. frankly, he has ex- 
ceeded our earliest expectations," said 
LKll head coach Max Good. "With im- 
proved upper body strength and steady 
progression in his defensive play, he could 
become a player that could develop and 
realize more national recognition." 

I:KU finished the 1983-84 season 
with an 11-16 record and fifth-place tie 
in the league standings. Eastern, 
however, closed the year on an up-notc, 
winning five of its last eight games, 
prompting a feeling of optinusni through- 
out the Colonel camp for future seasons. 


Dr. Fred Darling. '4 1, "46, and wife, Edna, view 
the framed Alumnus story which was presented 
to him during a banquet given in his honor by 
the College of Health, Physical Education, Rec- 
reation, and Athletics. Dr. Darling retired this 
year after more than four decades of service to 
Eastern as a student and professor. 


Tron Armstrong 
Chosen by 
New York Jets 
in NFL Draft 

Tron Armstrong, senior All-Ohio Valley 
Conference wide receiver for Eastern's 
football team, was chosen by the New 
York Jets in the fifth round of the 1984 
National Football League draft. 

Armstrong, from St. Petersburg, Fla., 
was expected to go in a higher round. 
However, most teams opted for defensive 
players in the early rounds. 

"I thought Tron would go in the 
third round and no later than the 
fourth," said head coach Roy Kidd. 
"New York showed a great deal of 
interest in him." 

"I am happy where I went," said 
Armstrong. "They (New York) are 
changing their program. They lack a 
couple of players from makinn the play- 

"1 think they (New York) saw a 
future for Tron," said Kidd. "He can 
play on the specialty teams. He is a good 
blocker, has good hands, and can run. He 
is a good overall athlete." 

In 1983, Armstrong had 25 recep- 
tions for 491 yards and three touch- 
downs. His best game in '83 was against 
East Tennessee State University when he 
had si.x catches for 114 yards and one 

Armstrong has some impressive ca- 
reer stats. He had 91 catches for 1413 
yards and seven touchdowns. He was also 
an All-Ohio Valley Conference selection 
for two years and a pre-season AU-Amer- 
ican twice. 

Armstrong, who will return after the 
season to get liis Industrial Electronics 
degree from EKU, will be joining a tal- 
ented group of receivers in New York. 

"New York has Wesley Walker and 
Lam Jones," said Armstrong. "They are 
good, so I am going to have to do my 
best. I just want to play in the NFL." 

Armstrong joins former EKU team- 
mates, defensive back George Floyd of 
the Jets and wide receiver Steve Bird of 

the St. Louis Cardinals, as ex-Eastern 

players in the NFL. 

Golfers Win Third OVC Title in a Row 

Three in a row! 

That's what the Eastern golf team ac- 
complished at the annual Ohio Valley 
Cont'erence tournament when the Colon- 
els won their third straight league golf 

EKU edged host school Middle Ten- 
nessee, 894-897. to gain its third con- 
secutive OVC title and fourth in the last 
five years. 

Capturing the tourney medalist hon- 
ors for the second straight year was EKU 
sophomore Russ BargerofOak Ridge. 
Tenn., who shot a 73-69-76 for a 54-hole 
total of 218. Barger was chosen 1983 
OVC Golfer of the Year. 

Also collecting All-OVC honors was 
Colonel senior Barry Wehrman of Flor- 
ence. He finished fourth with a 72-73-78 
for a 223. 

Rounding out first-year coach Lew 
Smither's lineup was senior Tim Duignan 
of Nashville, tied for seventh at 227; 
senior Tom Shelton of Somerset, tied for 
ninth at 228; and senior Kelly Finney of 
Cincinnati, at 230. 

EKU Wins OVC Women's Track Title, 
Places Second in Men's Track 

Coach Rick Erdmann enjoyed a success- 
ful stay in Murray this spring when his 
Eastern women's and men's track teams 
finished first and second, respectively, at 
the annual Ohio Valley Conference track 

The women's team rallied toward the 
end of the meet to outdistance second 
place Murray State. 23 1-212. 

.4fter winning the OVC indoor title 
in February, Eastern had to settle for 
second place in the men's outdoor com- 
petition. The final standings showed 
perennial OVC track powerhouse Middle 
Tennessee with 233'/; points; Eastern. 
137; Murray State, 94; Akron. 61'/2;and 
Austin Peay, 29. 

In the women's competition, fresh- 
man Pam Raglin of Georgetown, senior 
Maria Pazarentzos of Springfield. Ohio. 

and sophomore Rose Gilmore of Rea.] 
Pa., led the Eastern point parade. 

Raglin scored a phenomenal 50'/: 
points in the meet, including first plai 
finishes in the 800. 1500. 3000, and 
5000-meter runs. She also placed sec i 
in the 400-meter dash and anchored t 
winning mile relay team. i 

"Pam had ^'n incredible meet." sU 
l-.rdmann. "Every time we called on li 
Maria, and Rose, they responded, as cl 
the whole team. This was a total tear 
etTort and capped off our season in 

Pazarentzos scored 32 points, wii 
ning the 10,000-meter run, placing se 
ond in the 1 500 and 5000-meter runs 
and finishing third in the 3000-meter i 
runs. Gilmore. in totaling 22!'i points] 
won the 100 and 200-meter dashes arj 
was on the winning mile relay team. | 

Other first place finishers for thel 
women's team included senior Anna i 
Stewart, Glassboro. N.J.. triple jump.! 
37-8';. and junior Linda Dowdy. Indii 
apolis. Ind.. 100-meter hurdles, :13.8 

Grabbing first places for the meni 
were Eastern freshman Andreas Muell|' 
of West Germany, 1500-meter run, 
3:51 .71 ; junior Andre Fincher. South 
Bend, Ind., 800-meter run, 1:51.17; | 
freshman Steve Duffy, Ireland, 15:34)1 
and junior Kenny Wilson, liigh jump, I 
6-11. . 

The women's OVC track title wai 
Eastern's second straight league crowi 
and fourth in the six-year history of t; 

league sport. i 


Sportswoman of the Year Awards Gi>ir 

Sportswoman of the Year awards wer 
given to the athletes in the six women 
sports at Eastern's women's athletic bn 

Winners of the Sportswoman of te 
Year title and their sports included: 
Basketball, Freda Hagan, senior. Whits- 
ville; Field Hockey, Robin Forhecz. si 
ior. Saddle River, N.J.; Tennis, Susan '; 
son, senior, Gainsville, Fla.; VoUeybal 
Charlotte Gillespie, junior, Irwin, Pa.;ir 
Cross Country/Track, Maria Pazarcnt;'? 
senior, Springfield, Oliio. 




Reunion of Rome's Boys 

All players who played for Coach Rome Rankin froin 1935-47 will hold a reunion the weekend oi 
October 6 when the Colonels face Middle Tennessee. Details will be sent later; anyone who did mt 
attend the last reunion should contact the Alumni Office for complete details. 




Make check payable to the EKU Alumni Association and mail to the Divi- 
sion of Alumni Affairs, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Ky. 





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EKU Makes Good Showing 

at NCAA Regional Baseball Toumey 

Coach Jim Ward and his Eastern baseball 
team concluded a successful 1984 season 
with an appearance in the NCAA South 
Region 11 Tournament in Starkville, MS. 

The Colonels, champions of the 
OVC, finished fourth in the six-team 
tourney, winning one of three games. 

Eastern defeated Appalachian State 
10-9, while losing to top-seeded and 
fourth-ranked North Carolina 4-2 (after 
leading 2-0) and ninth-ranked and host 
Mississippi State 13-8 (after being ahead 
of the Bulldogs 8-5). 

"I believe we earned some respect 
down there. We played everybody tough 
and had our chances to win all three 
games. I'm proud of our team," said 

Senior third baseman Tim Hofstet- 
ter of Wadsworth, Oliio, closed his 
Eastern career in style, going 8-14 in the 
tournament, with three doubles, a triple, 
a home run and three RBl's. Hofstetter 
was named to the All-Tournament team. 

Eastern, making its first ever NCAA 
baseball tourney appearance after win- 
ning its ninth OVC title (first since 1967), 
finished the year with a 30-19 record. 
This was the third time in Ward's five- 
year stint at Eastern that the Colonels 


have won at least 30 games. 

Good and His Staff Complete 
Outstanding Recruiting Season 

Even though EKU returns all five starters 
and several key reserves, men's head bas- 
ketball coach Max Good and his staff 
have signed six players to national letters- 

Assistant coach John Ferguson, 
whose main responsibility is recruiting, 
had the main chore of locating the blend 
of inside and perimeter players. 

"At his point, 1 am extremely 
pleased with the job coach Ferguson lias 
done this year," said Good. "We have 
several quality players back next year, 
and coupled with our new additions. 1 
feel we will be able to be much more 
flexible, both offensively and defensively. 

"For the past three years, we have 
wanted to run on offense and press on 
defense, and now we finally tliink it will 
be possible to do so. All six of these 
yoimg men can run and jump and should 
make us both a more competitive and 
more exciting team." 

Listed as coming into the fold at 
EKU tliis fall are : Shawnie Anderson, 
6-6, 200, Fr., Forward, Detroit; Bobby 
Collins, 6-1 , 190, Fr., Guard, Southern 
Pines, N.C.: Tyrone Howard. 6-7, 200. 

Fr., Forward-Center, Pittsburgh. Icri) 
Manning, 6-3, 175, Fr., Guard. West Mon- 
roe. La.; Gary Powell, 6-7'/;, 210, Jr., For- 
ward-Center. Washington, D.C.; and 
Lewis Spcnce, 6-5, 180, Fr., Forward, 
Raleigh, N.C. 

Men's and Women's Tennis Teams 
Close Spring Season 

The Eastern men's and women's tennis 
teams closed their 1984 spring seasons 
by placing fourth and third, respectively, 
in tiic annual OVC championships. 

Coach Tom Higgins' men's squad 
rode the second place finishes of senior 
Todd Wise of Towson, Md., and the No. 1 
doubles team of Wise and Todd Clements 
of Ft. Thomas to its final standing. 

"Both Todds finished up in style and 
had outstanding careers at Eastern. We'll 
surely miss them at Eastern next year." 
Higgins said. 

The Eastern women's team, led by 
first-year tennis coach Sandy Martin, had 
two first place finishers and a player end 
up in second place in the OVC tourney. 

Claudia Porras, a junior from Miami, 
Fla., won No. 2 singles, while Kristi Span- 
genbcrg, a junior from Dayton, Ohio, was 
the individual champion at No. 4. Fresh- 
man Laura Hesselbrock of Mt. Sterling 
finished in the runnerup slot at No. 5.D 



Wins Top 

The Eastern Progress, the weekly news- 
paper published by students in journahsni 
at Eastern, has been selected as the "Best 
AU-Around Student Newspaper" in the 
Society of Professional Journalists con- 
test for the tri-state region of Illinois, 
Indiana, and Kentucky. 

Judges of the competition wrote that 
the Progress "provided a good mix of 
news, sports, and entertainment stories 
as well as the more considered pieces 
dealing with trends of the day. The treat- 
ment given the lead news story in each 
edition reviewed was thorough and effec- 
tive and something of which the editors 
can be proud." 

Staff members on the paper include: 
editor, Thomas J. Barr 111. from Louis- 
ville; managing editor, Mark Campbell, 
Campbellsburg: news editor, Lisa Frost, 
Louisville; organizations editor, Mary 
Branham, Richmond; feature editor, Don 
Lowe, Pikeville; arts editor, Andrea 
Crider, Louisville; photo editor, Re.x 
Boggs, McKee; and advertising manager, 
George Anderson, from Lexington. 

Marilyn Bailey, assistant professor of 
journalism and a graduate of EKU, is the 
faculty advisor of the newspaper. 

In addition, Jonathan Abney, from 

Irvine, received a first place individual 
award in the Best Radio News/Non- 
Deadline category, .'\ccording to the 
judges, Abney "did a good job of inte- 
grating an interview with a musical group 
with well-done copy about them and re- 
presentation of the group's music." 
Abney is a junior broadcasting major at 

Dr. Glen Kleine. chairman of the de- 
partment of mass communications, stated 
"We are pleased that the work of our stu- 
dents has been recognized as being the 
best in the tri-state region." 

Business Students Take Top Honors 
at Leadership Conference 

Fifteen members of Eastern's student 
chapter of Phi Beta Lambda, a business 
honorary, took top honors at the State 
Leadership Conference held this past 
spring in Louisville. 

Patty Chadwell of Richmond cap- 
tured first place for her presentation in 
the economics event. The team of Jeff 
Smith, Catlettsburg; Tami Howard. Mt. 
Olivet; Jana Martin. Hunter; Marc Rob- 
bins, Richmond; and Valerie Taylor, 
Wlieelwright, received the first place 
award in parliamentary procedure. 

Other top award winners, their cat- 
egory, and hometown are: Tami Howard, 
second place for impromptu speaking, 
Mt. Olivet; Laura Bennett, fifth place, 
business communications, Springfield, 
Ohio; Nancy McGrath, third place, busi- 
ness law, Springfield, Oliio; Lisa Hart, 
third place, accounting. Russell Springs; 
Mike Routt, third place, data processing, 
Richmond; Tim Fentress, second place. 

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data processing. Bethlehem; Liz Robin- 
son, third place, management. Cincimn 
Georgene Burgess, third place, adnnnis- 
trative assistant typing, Pikeville; Tracy 
Thompson, fifth place, business math, 
Somerset; and Connie Lynn Hampton, 
second place, Ms. Future Business Exet 
utive, London. 

Norvell Receives Scholarship Award 

Tom Norvell, a senior industrial tech- 
nology major from Corbin specializing 
in graphic arts with a minor in computi 
science, has received the 1983-84 Scho 
ship award of S400 from the Society o 
Manufacturing Engineers student chapf 
at EKU. 

Norvell received the award, given l 
the SME Senior Chapter in Lexington I 
being the outstanding student member 
SME, with a grade point average of .V7 
out of 4.0. and for excellence both aca 
demically and professionally. 

SME is a professional organization 
dedicated to the advancement of engin 
eering and technology in the industrial 
sector. The society has more than one 
million members both nationally and 

According to Dr. John Jenkins, pn 
lessor of industrial education and tech 
nology, Norvell "is an outstanding persh 
and student. He is dependable, thorou 
and works quite well with people." 

Lincoln County Coed Will Receive 
Martin Scholarship for 84-85 

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daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Sears p 

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■' Stanford, has been selected as the re- 
pient of the Henry FrankUn and Annie 
."ek Martin Scholarship for 1984-85. 
le annual scholarship was established by 
KU President-Emeritus Robert R. 
.artin in honor of his parents and it 
'les to an outstanding student from Lin- 
,)ln County. Miss Sears has compiled a 
71 grade pont average at Eastern. 

t. Thomas Student Receives 
ational Contractor's Scholarship 

ark Bauman, a sophomore construction 
chnology major from Ft. Thomas. 
IS been awarded a S 1 ,500 per year 
holarship by the Association of General 
ontractors (AGC), based in Washington, 

Mark is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Don- 
d A. Bauman and is a 1982 graduate of 
t. Thomas Highlands High School. 
I Bauman received one of 62 scholar- 
lips awarded nationwide. Over 600 
ijnstruction and civil engineering stu- 
pnts apphed for the grants. He is the 
rst EKU student to receive one of the 
;holarships during the seven-year exis- 
;nce of the program. 

Dr. Richard Brooker, associate pro- 
;ssor of industrial education and tech- 
ology, said, "The scholarship is an out- 
;anding honor for Mark and will greatly 
nhance the construction technology pro- 
ram at Eastern." 

Scholarships were awarded based on 
le recipient's financial need, work his- 
Dry, career goals, and course work. In 
ddition, Mark was interviewed by a 
lemberofAGC. He has worked the 
ast three summers in northern Kentucky 
s a carpenter's apprentice. 

lational Physics Honorary Chapter 
stablished at EKU 

fine students became the first students 
t Eastern to become members of a newly 
jrmed chapter of a national physics 
onor society on campus. The EKU 
liapter of Sigma Pi Sigma was officially 
istalled in May. 

Sigma Pi Sigma was originally char- 
;red as an honorary physics society at 
'avidson College, North CaroUna, in 
920, and has since grown to include 346 
:tive chapters in 45 states. The primary 
bjective of the organization is to rec- 
gnize students of physics with high 
:holarship and leadership achievement. 

Students inducted into the honorary 
re: Marc Gordon Albin, senior, Louis- 


ville; Joseph Gerald Caldwell, junior, Lex- 
ington; Ellen Christina Daughorty, senior. 
East Bernstadt; Jonathan H. Fisher, sen- 
ior, Middlesboro; Wilbur Jeffrey 11am- 
mett. junior, Mansfield, Ohio; Timothy 
Scott Mattingly. junior. Bardstown; Kelly 
James McKnight, junior, Fairdale; Don- 
ald Lee Reynolds, Jr., senior. Ft. Mitcli- 
ell;and Jerry Wayne Smith, senior, Irvine. 

Diedre Clark Awarded 

National Broadcasting Scholarship 

Senior broadcasting major Deidre Clark 
from Bardstown lias been awarded a $500 
scholarship by Alpha Epsilon Rho, the 
National Broadcasting Society. 

Clark, a 1981 graduate of Bardstown 
Higli School, has also been elected presi- 
dent of EKU's chapter of AERho for the 
1984 fall semester. She served on the 
1983-84 executive council as the chap- 
ter's alumni/professional coordinator. 

She was recently awarded the first 
Department of Mass Communications 
Broadcasting Scholarship. 

She is also a member of the Univer- 
sity's chapter of Sigma Delta Ciii (The 
Society of Professional Journalists) and 
Mortar Board (a national honor society of 
college seniors). 

After graduation in December, Clark 
plans to pursue a career in broadcast news 
or sports. 

Technology Students at EKU 
Prepared for High-Tech World 

Like the video arcade game players, 
technology students at Eastern are learn- 
ing to play the "High-Tech Games" in 
our rapidly changing industrial world. 
There's CAD. CAP, CAM, Robotics - 
all new games in the technologically dom- 
inated industrial world of the 1980's and 

Students in the department of Indus- 
trial Education and Technology are 
trained to meet the needs of the com- 
puter age. Classes are offered in Compu- 
ter Aided Design (CAD) where drafting 
that was once done with T-squares and 
triangles is now done through computers. 
In Computer Aided Planning (CAP) and 
Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), 
computers control the manufacturing 
system and the machines that turn out 
products. Instruction in Robotics fea- 
tures those machines on wheels that fetch 
supplies, attach parts, and move freely 
about a plant by remote control. 

Just as computers have changed our 

world of games, so too are computers 
ciianging our world of work trom one 
concentrated on manual labor to a system 
ol precisely programmed machines, l-^s- 
timates show that more than 30,000 in- 
dustrial rolmts are in use in the tniicd 
States and that figure is ex|)ected to 
climh to 250,000 hy 1991. 

But computeri/ing industry includes 
more than just using robots. Ct>m- 
initers are being mtroduced into every 
phase of the maniitacturing process 
from design to production, from sched- 
uling to forecasting, from operations to 
quality control. The purpose is not only 
for cuts in production costs in order to 
be more competitice, but for more pre- 
cision and higher quality in the products. 

For example, a new plant in northern 
Kentucky, one of the foremost in the 
country in terms of automation, claims 
that more people are working now be- 
cause they can produce more parts with 
higher quality using fewer man hours, and 
therefore, can be more competitive. 

Dr. Clyde Craft, chair of lET at East- 
ern, explains that changes are taking place 
so rapidly in industry that faculty mem- 
bers are teaching directly out of business 
into the classroom without waiting for 
the slow, time-consuming development of 

According to Craft, few schools have 
computer laboratories as well equipped 
as Eastern's lET department, which in- 
cludes computer graphics equipment, 
computer typesetting, robotics labora- 
tory, a computer controlled lathe, and 
the first computer drafting system in 
the state. 

lET also prepares supervisors in 
manufacturing or in commercial construc- 
tion, giving students u combination of 
management and technological skills so 
they not only understand the work that 
must be done but how to communicate 
effectively with those who are doing the 

The Department of lET has grown 
far beyond its original intent to prepare 
industrial arts teachers. lET students are 
not trained to become computer scien- 
tists or computer progrannners, but they 
do learn how to apply computers to the 
most efficient use in a manufacturing 
system or in the construction field. 

And just like the player in the video 
arcade who learns how to manipulate the 
computer joysticks, the technology stu- 
dents are learning how to use the com- 
puter in industry to produce a quality 
product or to build a better building, D 


Glenn Carey 




■ ^ 

Dr. Glenn 0. Carey, professor of English, 
has been nationally honored by the Col- 
lege English Association to receive the 

CEA Distinguisiied Service Award. 
Carey's selection marks only the third 
time in CEA history that the award has 
been given. 

The award is the higliest tliat the Col- 
lege English Association can bestow on 
one of its members. Carey was selected 
based on liis outstanding service to CEA 
over the past two decades, including a 
number of national offices. He served as 
president of the national organization in 

Carey's other honors include two 
Senior Fulbright Lectureships in Amer- 
ican Studies and Literature at the Univer- 
sity of Amman, Jordan, in 1965-66, and 
the University of Tehran, Iran, in 
1976-77. He is a member of tlie National 
American Studies Faculty, a selected 
group of American studies professors, and 
he is an elected member of the National 
Book Critics Circle, a nationally known 
organization of professional critics. As a 
freelance book reviewer, Carey has pub- 
lished over 300 reviews in various news- 
papers, magazines, and literary journals. 

Eleven faculty and staff members of Eastern with a combined total of 222 years service were 
honored on April 30 during the annual Spring Faculty Dinner. Honored were, front row, left to 
right. Dr. Christine Calvert, professor of home economics, 15 years service; Dixie B. Mylum, Uni- 
versity ombudsman and associate professor of social science, 19 years: Aimec Alexander, assist- 
ant professor of English, 22 years: Lorraine Long, administrative assistant in Division of Purcha.sing. 
18 years: Dr. Emery Brewer, professor of administrative counseling and educational studies, 16 
years: back row: Dr. Fred E. Darling, chair of the Department of Health, Physical Education, Recrea- 
tion and Athletics Services, 37 years; Dr. Daniel Shindelbower, chair of the Department of Art, 23 
years service: Robert llungarland, associate professor of business administration, 20 years: Dr. Fred 
Brizendine, assistant professor of economics, 21 years; and Dr. Leon Rottersman. professor of psy- 
chology. 18 years. Absent w as Dr. .lohn B. Anglin. professor of educational psychology and counsel- 
ing, 22 years .service. 


He has written over 30 scholary articl 
and he has published two books. Quei 
for Meaning, A Calleclion of Sliort St 
ics and Faulkner: The Unappcascd In 
illation. Carey's latest book on Edwa. 
Payson Roe, the best-selling Nineteen 
Century American novelist, is now 
planned for publication in 1985. He i 
presently writing a book about Chaphii 
Chronicles of the Civil War. I 

Carey has his BA and MA from Pijr 
State LIniversity and his PhD from the] 
University of Illinois, lie has been at I 
EKU since 1967. 

Social Science Chair 

Selected for Humanities Institute 

Dr. Ann Stebbins, chair of Eastern's C 
partnient of Social Science, is among . 
participants from across the nation to 
attend a Humanities Institute on "Islal 
the Middle East, and World Politics" a; 
the University of Michigan. The insti 
tute is sponsored by the American As 
ciation of State Colleges and Univci sills 
(AASCU) along with the National En 
dowment for the Humanities. 

Tliis institute is one of a number 
AASCLI programs designed to assist ui 
versities and colleges in their efforts t 
internationalize the undergraduate cui 

Dr. Don Calitri Honored Twice 

Dr. Don L. Calitri has twice been lioiu.e 
in recent months for his work in ilic \ 
health area. He has been elected an ot- 
cer of an American Red Cross CouiiLilh 
and was given an award for his con- \, 
tributions in the health care t'ield. I 

He was elected vice-chairman of ti 
Mid-western Advisory Council of the ji 
American Red Cross, composed of 42 lb 
unteer members from 17 midwestcrn ii 
states. He was also honored by the Ki- 
tucky Public Health Association (KPH, 
for outstanding contributions in the fi:( 
of health education. 

The Red Cross office, located in 5t 
Louis, is responsible for I 7 states, 1 ,40 
Red Cross Chapters and appro.ximatei; 
.SO million people. Calitri is in his firsi 
year of a three- year appointment on ts 
advisory committee. His election as vi; 
chairman is for one year. 

In a separate Red Cross meeting h( 


t Jamestown, Ky., Calitri was elected 
liiairman of the Kentucky Territorial 
lervice Council wliich represents Red 
Iross in the Commonwealth of Ken- 
icky. This is a one year elected po- 

I The KPHA award — the Sara C. 
Itice Award — was presented to Calitri 
lUring the 36th annual KPHA conven- 
on. Calitri, who is completing his ninth 
ear at EKU, is professor of health educa- 
on and also serves as advisor for the 
Dffice of Undergraduate Studies and 
immunity health students. 

inglish Department Chair 
lected President of KADE 

)r. Robert E. Burkhart, chair of the De- 
artment of English, has been elected 
resident of the Kentucky Association 
f Departments of English. 

KADE, an organization of chair- 
■ersons of English departments from col- 
i;ges and universities across the state, of- 
ers its members the opportunity to share 
iiformation and to issue statements or 

recommendations about matters of aca- 
demic or public concern. The election 
was held during the Kentucky Piiilolog- 
ical Association's annual meeting at 

Burkhart has taught at Eastern since 
1967 and has chaired the department 
since 1979. 

Business Prof Brewer Receives 
Outstanding Research Paper Award. 

Dr. Peggy Brewer, assistant professor of 
business administration, has been selected 
to receive an award for the outstanding 
research paper in the Southwest Adminis- 
trative Services Association. 

Her paper deals with results from a 
survey of Kentucky's universities and 
large businesses concerning the changes 
in the office environment resulting from 
the use of microcomputers, word proc- 
essors, and advances in telecommuni- 
cation technology. She says the survey's 
findings can be used to update univer- 
sity business curricula in Kentucky to 
keep up with the changes. 

acuity members from each of the University's nine colleges were honored with the presentation of 
Excellence in Teaching Awards. The awards, given annually to teachers who meet high standards in 
sveral areas, were presented to, front, left to right, Dr. Don L. Calitri, professor of health education, 
'ollege of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Athletics; Betty J. Thompson, assistant pro- 
essor of medical technology. College of Allied Health and Nursing: Dr. Danny R. Robinette, pro- 
essor of speech and theater arts. College of Arts and Humanities: Dr. Danny G. Britt. profes.sor of 
griculture. College of Applied Arts and Technology: back row: Dr. John T. Moore, assistant pro- 
essor of accounting. College of Business: Dr. Joanna Patemo, assistant professor of curriculum and 
nstruction, College of Education: and Dr. Marc Goldstein, associate professor of anthropology, 
ociology, and social work, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Not pictured are Wolfred K. 
Vhite, associate professor of police administration. College of Law Enforcement, and Dr. John P. 
larley, professor of biological science. College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences. 


Model Laboratory Teacher 
Receives Fulbrighl-Hays Scholarship 

Dr. Rc.\ Morrow, assistant professor of 

education and teacher al Model Labora- 
\o{\ Sciiool. spent six weeks this sununer 
in India studying that country's culture 
and civili/uition. The trip was made pos- 
sible through a Fulbriphl-llays Scholar- 
ship from the U.S. l)i.']iarlmeMl nf I duca- 

Morrow traveled to New lX;lhi for 
an intensive university study followed by 
two weeks of travel study throughout 

He said the purpose ol the stuiis is to 
promote greater cultural awareness be- 
tween the U.S. and India and to develop 
curriculum programs to include India 
and South Asian studies at both the jnib- 
lic school and college levels m this coun- 

Combs Honored By National 

Eastern's Director of Athletics Donald G. 
Combs has been selected to receive the 
State Distinguished Service Award Cer- 
tificate given by the National Federation 
Interscholaslic Officials Associatit)n. 

"This honor indicates that Mr. 
Combs has made a significant contribu- 
tion to interscholastic athletics in the 
state of Kentucky and exemplifies the 
iiighesl standards of achievement, sports- 
manship, and ethical conduct," said Don 
Sparks, Director of NFIO,\. 

Combs, who first served the Univer- 
sity as swimming coach for I ?• years and 
just completed his l.^th year as athletic 
director, is also chairman of the NCAA's 
Division I-AA national football com- 

Barton Re-Elected President of NATA 

Eastern trainer Dr. Bobby Barton has 
been re-elected president of the 8,250 
member National Athletic Trainers Asso- 
ciation. Barton becomes the fourth pre- 
sident to be re-elected to the position in 
the 34-year liistory of the organization. 

Prior to coming to EKU in 1976, 
Barton worked as an athletic trainer at 
the University of Kentucky, Marshall Uni- 
versity, Florida International University, 
and the University of Florida. 

As president. Barton becomes the de- 
signated professional representative to the 
National Commission on Health Certi- 
fying Agencies and the Sports Medicine 
Congress. D 


Twin Grads 



Commencement day took on added sig- 
nificance for 22-year-old fraternal twins 
Molly and Mary Weigel of Somerset who 
received baccalaureate nursing degrees. 

For the sisters, graduation means 
they will now be carrying on with what 
could be termed a "family affair." As 
the pair stood on Eastern's Hanger Field 
along with nearly 1 ,400 degree candi- 
dates perhaps the proudest parents in 
the audience were Gerard and Dorothy 
Weigel. He is a medical doctor in Somer- 
set specializing in internal medicine, and 

she is a nurse. 

During an era when family sizes have 
dwindled, the Weigels have eight children 
- three sons and five daughters. All but 

Twin sisters Mary (right) and Molly Weigel of 
Somerset took a few moments on Commence- 
ment Day to rub Old Dan'I's toe. 

two have now received undergraduate 
grees and will enjoy careers as profes- 
sionals in tiie medical and nursing field 
Gretchen. 26, is a practicing nurse in I) 
dianapohs, and brothers Joe, 29, and 
Chris, 28, are completing residencies ii 
internal medicine in Birmingham, Ala,, 
and St. Louis. Another brother, 24-ye 
old Gerard, Jr., is attending pharmacy 
school at the University of Kentucky. 
Two younger sisters, Meg, 17. and Heii 
15, are attending Somerset High Schoc 
For Mary, who is the oldest of the 
twins by six minutes, a career in nursir 
was an easy decision. "I knew what I 
wanted to do. so I had already decidedr 
my major before 1 arrived at tastern." 
Molly wasn't as sure, but after a year ii 
college she also decided to study nursii . 
Academically, the decision has proven 
good one for each young woman. Mol'i 
3.83 grade point average placed her at .( 
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c aureate Degree Nursing as she grad- 
i ed magna cum laude. Mary compiled 
a .61 GPA and joined her sister in receiv- 
i one of the College of Allied Health 
a 1 Nursing's Faculty Recognition 

"We knew that Eastern had a very 
r|iutable nursing program," said Mary in 
plaining the twins' college choice. 
I.U's nursing program was estabhshed in 
1,71 and is accredited by the National 
Ugue for Nursing, which identifies out- 
>!nding education programs. 

The next step for Mary and Molly 
: lies in July when the two take the 
•ite Board Examination for their U- 
;ises to practice as registered nurses. 
lUowing the successful completion of 
' State Board, they will be heading to 
Louis to begin their careers. 

Family Affair, Part 2 


je Cometts Keep Coming 

adition is important to the families of 
stern Kentucky, and for one family in 
|iy County, that tradition has included 
stern Kentucky University. 
, Three generations of the Cornett 
nily, who live near Manchester, have at- 
ided Eastern. The eleven members 
10 attended EKU hold 14 degrees alto- 
ther; three of the 1 1 attended other 
iversities for their undergraduate de- 

The first Cornett of the clan to 
:end Eastern was Ohver Landis Cornett, 
10 began liis studies at Eastern Ken- 
:ky State Teacher's College in 1929. 

r. & Mrs. Oliver L. Cornett 

is year marks the 50th anniversary of 
; 1934 graduation. Four of the five 
ars he attended Eastern, he was also 
iching school. 
He returned to Eastern in 1956, 

\Mi/ i^ 

Alumni Executive Council 

Serving on the Alumni Executive Council during the 1983-84 year were, front row, seated from left: 
Ann Turpin, '62, '74, vice president; Nancy Holcomb, '68, '70, director: Marilyn llackcr, '69, "80, 
vice president; Marilynn Lockwood, '68, '69, director; .Mary Beth Hall, '63, vice president. .Standing, 
from left: George Proctor, '64, director; Robert "Sandy" Goodlett. '63, '69, past president; Bill 
Walters, '76, president; Bill Dosch, '56, president elect; and Mark Cowman. '74, director. 

earning a master's degree in 1959. That 
same year his wife, Bernice Murray 
Cornett, started work at Eastern. She 
earned her bachelor's degree in 1970 and 
finished a five-year program in 1972. She 
has since been teaching kindergarten in 
Clay County. 

Cornett recently retired from teach- 
ing grade and high schools. 

The Cornetts' eldest child, Gail 
Cornett Wliite, attended Eastern before 
transferring to Union CoUege. She 
returned to Eastern for a certification in 
library science, and she was a librarian 
until her recent retirement. Her eldest 
daughter, Pam White Ryser. attended 
Eastern a short time. 

Norman Hendrix Cornett, the Cor- 
netts' eldest son, started his work at East- 
ern in 1956. He received his bachelor de- 
gree in industrial arts, then went on to 
earn a master's and a Rank 1 in adminis- 
tration. He is now principal at Burning 
Springs Elementary School. His wife, 
Nancy Manning Cornett, received her 
bachelor in elementary education from 
Eastern and also teaches at Burning 

Norman and Nancy's two daugh- 
ters both attended EKU. The eldest. 

Laurel Cornett Nolan, received her 
elementary education degree in 1980; her 
husband, Scott Nolan, received his 
associate degree in welding in 1979. 
Their younger daughter, Susanna Lyn 
Cornett. attended Eastern for a summer 
term before transferring. 

The Cornetts' youngest son, Oli- 
ver Landis Cornett. Jr., received his 
bachelor degree in insurance from East- 
ern and Lona Ghent Cornett. his wife, has 
both a bachelor's and a master's degree 
from Eastern in speech pathology. 

The tradition began with Oliver 
Cornett. Sr.. in 1929. Win did he choose 
Eastern? "I thought it was the thing 
to do," he said with a chuckle. 

Five Elected to 
Alumni Posts 

George Proctor, '64, '66, Director of Per- 
sonnel, Advertising, and Sales Promotion 
for Farm Fans, Inc., in Indianapolis, In- 
diana, has been chosen president-elect of 
the Alumni Association. 

Proctor, an outgoing director of the 
Association, will serve one year as pres- 
ident-elect before assuming the presi- 



dency of the 47,000-meniber group next 

Ann Turpin, '62, '74, an outgoing 
vice-president of the Association, was re- 
elected to the first vice-presidential post. 
A teacher for the Madison County 
Schools in Richmond, she will serve a 
two year term on the Executive Council 
of the Association. 

Also elected to a vice-presidential 
position was Jim Allender, '55, '56, Di- 
rector of Administrative Service for the 
Cincinnati Public Schools. Allender, a 
past president of the Greater Cincinnati 
Area Alumni Chapter, resides in Inde- 

Two Richmond graduates were elec- 
ted to the director positions on the E.x- 
ecutive Council. Glen Marshall, '67, '70, 
a Federal Programs Coordinator and Su- 
pervisor for Madison County Schools, will 
serve a two-year term on the Council a- 
long with Jean Stocker True, '33, a native 
of Baldwin who is now retired and living 
in Richmond. 

These five elected members will join 
the presidents of the active chartered 
alumni chapters on the Council. They 

Proctor Turpin Allender 



are: Mike Behler, '81, Atlanta Chapter; 
Sandra Leach, '65, Central Florida Chap- 
ter; Don Daly, '55, Greater Cincinnati Ar- 
ea Chapter; Alexa Cornett, '76, Hazard- 
Perry County Chapter; Wynn Walker, '81 , 
College of Law Enforcement Chapter; 
George Dodge, "67, Greater Louisville 
Chapter; Hise Tudor, '38, 49, South 
Florida Chapter; and Ron Spenlau, Tam- 
pa/St. Petersburg Florida Chapter. 

Two at-large representatives wiU also 
be added to the Council during its first 
meeting this summer. They are Teresa 
Searcy, '73, of Lexington, and Libby 
Stultz Burr, '68, of Bardstown. 

The two students appointed to the 
University's Alumni Committtee wiU also 
serve on the Executive Council. 

Floyd Jets Back into Action 

By Mike Blaser, '83 

Two years after Eastern's standout de- 
fensive back, George Floyd, '82, signed 
with the New York Jets, the two-time 
Ail-American was forced to spend the 
1983 football season on the NFL injured 
reserve list with a knee injury. 

"It happened during our last pre-sea- 
son game. We were in New Orleans' 
Superdome," remembers Floyd. "I was 
running full out. When 1 tried to cut, my 
foot got caught in the artificial turf." 

Since that moment in New Orleans, 
Floyd's career has been put on hold. 
After a successful surgery to mend his 
torn cartilage, the 5-10, 190 pound safety 
has channeled his efforts towards a come- 

Living in a small apartment in New 
York City, Floyd works daily to rehabil- 
itate his weakened knee. 

"I'm lifting weights and running 
everyday. Consequently, the knee is 
beginning to feel better," said Floyd. 
"I'll be ready to go this year." 

Floyd, who earned a multitude of 
awards at Eastern, was becoming more 
and more visible in the Jets line-up be- 
fore the injury struck. 

While at Eastern, the Brooksville, 
Fla., native was twice named an Ail- 
American by both the Associated Press 
and Kodak. In those two seasons, in 
addition to being awarded AlI-OVC 
honors, he was also the recipient of the 
OVC's Most Valuable Player on Defense 

Upon graduation, Floyd was selected 
as the 1981-82 Ohio Valley Conference 
Men's Athlete of the Year. 

The presence of George Floyd tends 

to make a winner of a football progra , 
Call it a coincidence, but the Colonel: 
with Floyd at sai'ety, were 41-9, capt 
ing one NCAA Division I-AA nationa 
championship and two runner-up 
trophies. Similarly, the Jets experien(d 
a great amount of success with Floyd 
kelly green. In Floyd's first year, the 
viously hapless Jets made their first a 
pearance in the AFC championship gi 
in over a decade. 

But in 1983, Floyd, as well as th( 
Jets, suffered. A positive thinker. I'ii 
claims both he and his team will be b; 
in '84. 

"The injury I have is not that ser 
A number of professional football pla;:i 
performing now have experienced the 
same injury," explained Floyd. 

The Jets will also recover, according 
to Floyd. 

"We had a poor start tliis past seii 
but 1 feel Like our late-season success 1! 
carry over into next year," said Floyc 

The fourth-round draft choice w 
begin his last year of a three-year con 
next fall and says he intends to renew 
But when Floyd's playing career com t 
an end, he contends he will use his pha 
cal education degree wliich he earned 
Eastern and pursue a career in teacliir 
and coacloing. 

"1 will probably start at the lugh 
school level, but eventually I want to 
coach at a university," said Floyd. 

Sue Feldkamp, '71, carried the Olympic in 
in Berea this summer prior to the openii < 
the games in Los Angeles. 




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ow retired from Central 
lissouri State Uni- 
ersity where he served 
s professor of physi- 
al education and head 
rack coach as well as 
ead football coach . . . 
Tom 1962-1978, he 
Jrved as chairman of the 
Mvision of Health, Phy- 
ical Education and Re- 
reation. Dr. Yinger has 
een active in the state 
hysical education asso- 
iation, having served on 

various committees and 
lead the group as presi- 
dent during the 1969-70 

ROYKIDD, '55,'61, 

chosen Region 3 Division 
1-AA Coach of the Year 
by the American Foot- 
ball Coaches Association. 
Kidd was one of five re- 
gional coaches of the 
year. The Colonels fin- 
ished 8-3-1 for the 


'58, '62, promoted to 
brigadier general in the 

U.S. Army Reserves. 
Jackson, supervisor of 
instruction for the Mad- 
ison County Schools and 
treasurer of the county 
board of education, is 
assistant division com- 
mander of the 3,500- 
troop unit with elements 
in 44 Kentucky cities. 
He has also received the 
Meritorious Service 
Medal, the Army Com- 
mendation Medal with 
oak-leaf cluster, the Na- 
tional Defense Service 
Medal, the Armed Forces 
Reserve Medal, and the 
Army Reserve Compo- 
nents Achievement 

'57, with Tennessee East- 
man Company as a senior 
research associate, having 
joined the company in 
1960 as a chemist and 
advanced to his present 

now minister of single 
adults and college stu- 
dents at the First Bap- 
tist Church in Temple 
Terrace, Florida. Also 
a graduate of Western 
Kentucky University and 
the Southern Baptist 
Theological Seminary, 
she has led conferences, 
retreats, and workshops 
in 12 states, including 
national conferences at 
Ridgecrest, North Car- 
olina. She had previous- 
ly served the Walnut 

Street Baptist Cluirch in 
Louisville as single adult 
coordinator and director 
of the Single Adult Choir. 

MORRICAL, ■59,'64, 
now living in Concord, 
California, where she is 
travel coordinator with 
VISA International in 
San Francisco. 

JAY HOST, '63, named a 

district sales manager 
with Armco Steel's East- 
ern Division in Dayton, 
Ohio. Host began his 
career with the company 



Classnotes (continued) 

following his graduation 
in 1963 and progressed 
througli several opera- 
tions functions before 
joining the sales training 
program in 1968. He has 
served company offices 
in Indianapolis and Chi- 
cago, and was named 
area account manager for 
the southwest region in 
1976 and district sales 
manager for Houston in 

'64, named group finan- 
cial director at R.J. 
Reynolds Tobacco In- 
ternational, Inc., head- 
quarters in Winston- 
Salem. He had been serv- 
ing as vice president of 
finance at the company's 
Latin American/Carrib- 
bean headquarters in 
Miami. He will continue 
to oversee financial ac- 
tivities in RJR Tobacco 
International's Latin 
American markets, in 
addition to other respon- 

sibihties. He lias been 
with the company since 

'65, now teaching and 
coaching at Owensboro 
Higli School where his 
Red Devil baseball team 
captured the Kentucky 
Higli School champion- 
ship in 1983. 

instructor in elementary 
education for the Wood- 
ford County Schools in 

DAVIS, '70, appointed 
to the affirmative action 
office at Illinois State 
University while she pur- 
sues her doctorate in ed- 
ucational administration 
from ISU. Since 1978, 
she had been employed 
as an urban development 
officer with the city 
of Bloomington. 


'70, Uving in Norcross, 
Georgia, and working at 
a new position with the 
Whirlpool Acceptance 
Corporation as director 
of lease sales. 


'71 , a gifted education 



San Francisco, Las Vegas and 

Honolulu departing October 3 1 

Mardi Gras departing February 1 7, 
1985 from Miami 

Call or write the alumni office 
for more details. 


'72, elected corporate 
controller for Thomas 
Industries, Inc., in Louis- 
ville, which designs, 
manufactures, and mar- 
kets through its 15 divi- 
sions and in 13 states and 
Canada various home 
products, including light- 
ing, decorative home 
accessories, tools, and 

RAMEY, '72, '74, now 
vice-president for stu- 
dent services at Franklin 
College, Franklin, Indi- 
ana. Ramey had been 
associate director of 
residential life / Greek 
life at the University of 
Missouri. He had also 
held positions in student 
activities at Indiana Uni- 
versity and at Eastern. 


'73, appointed by Gov- 
ernor Martha Layne 
Collins as a district judge 
for the 48th District seat. 
She had been practicing 
law in Frankfort for the 
past five years. 

PHIL HICKS, '73, has 

finished the 30-week 
training phase for the 
position of sales repre- 
sentative with Burroughs 
Wellcome Company in 
Research Triangle Park, 
North Carolina. Bur- 
roughs Wellcome re- 
searches, develops, and 
manufactures pharma- 
ceutical products for 
human and animal use. 

promoted from assistant 
vice president to vice 
president of Central 
Bank and Trust Com- 
pany of Owensboro. An 
honor graduate of the 
Kentucky School of 
Banking, Roark has been 
with Central Bank since 


sports editor with the 
Associated Press in Mil- 
waukee, and author of 
a new book entitled. 
Basketball in the Blue- 
grass State: The Cham- 
pionship Teams, now in 
area bookstores through- 
out Kentucky. 

MARY BALL, '76, now 
serving as director of the 
Middle Tennessee Mental 
Health Institute in 


'77, named the Out- 
standing Alumnus in 
Communications for 
1984 by the Department 
of Mass Communications 
at EKU. Ms. Shannon is 
co-anchor of the 5:30 
News Hour on Channel 
18, WLEX-TV, in Lex- 


SWENCKI, '78, among 
250 officers who recent- 
ly graduated from the 
Federal Bureau of In- 
vestigation Academy in 
Quantico, Virginia. The 
ceremonies concluded 
an 1 1 -week managemeni 
oriented training course 
for the officers who re- 
presented 48 states, the 
District of Columbia, 11 
foreign countries, five 
mihtary organizations, 
and four federal civilian 

'78, now in a new po- 
sition as vice president- 
administration. Jess Par- 
rish Memorial Hospital i 
Titusville, Florida. 

elected to a three-year '. 
term as a member of 
the board of directors ol, 
the National Council foi 
the Social Studies, a 
16,000-member organizi 
tion representing the i 
spectrum of social stud- 
ies professionals around] 
the world. I 

ident of his newly- 
formed company. McNal 
Financial Services in [ 
Lexington, which helps | 
individuals with financia 
analysis and money mar. 
agement. j 


'81 , former director of I 
the Parks and Recrea- ' 
tion Department in Ricl; 
mond, named the new ■' 
recreation director for f 
the Kentucky State Parlj 

KAREN HODGE, '84, |. 
a four-year All-Americali 
on the EKU rifie team, t 
and recipient of a bronzj 
medal for the United | 
States Shooting team J 
when they competed in \ 
Havana, Cuba. The corn 
petition included shoot-) 
ers from Russia, Cuba, i 
Mexico, and Canada. 






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October 6 

All former players for Rome Rankin 
will get together again for the game with 
Middle Tennessee. 

October 13 

Homecoming Reunions Galore 

Class of 1964 

Class of 1974 

lET's 75th Anniversary Celebration 

and Reunion 
Home Economic's 75th Anniversary 

Alumni Reunion 
Geography & Planning Majors 

Open House 
Environmental Health Science Alumni 

Reunion and FacUities Tour 
Law Enforcement Chartering (Oct. 12) 
History ans Social Studies Majors 

Baseball Reunion 


Hazard-Perry County Alumni Chapter 
meeting — date to be announced 

October 27 

Tangerine Bowl Team Reurdon 

March 4 

Greater Atlanta Area Chapter Meeting 

March 6 

Ft. Lauderdale (South Florida) Chapter 

March 7 

St. Petersburg-Tampa Chapter Meeting 

March 8 

Orlando (Central Florida) Chapter 


Greater Cincinnati Area Chapter 
Meeting — date to be announced 

Greater Louisville Area Chapter Meetir 
—date to be announced 

May 11 

Alumni E>ay Reunions 
Class of 1915 
Class of 1925 
Class of 1935 
Class of 1945 
Class of 1955 
Class of 1960 










J,C.& Downey 


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fln Open Letter to the Alumni 

I am very pleased to have tliis opportunity, so early in my ad- 
ministration as President of Eastern Kentucky University, to 
communicate with the alumni of tliis fine institution. I do look 
forward, however, to making a more personal acquaintance with 
you as I visit with our Alumni Association Chapters throughout 
the country, and as you return to your Alma Mater for events 

The changing of a president is a significant time in the his- 
tory of an institution. As graduates of Eastern Kentucky Uni- 
versity you have a legitimate interest in the continued well- 
being of Eastern and are entitled to substantive information 
about the institution and the direction in which its leadership 
gives it. The uncertainty that surrounds a change in that leader- 
ship is compounded, perhaps, when the new president is a per- 
son with whom the alumni know little about. I hope that this 
issue of the alumni magazine will provide you with some in- 
sights about me that will allay any uncertainty that exists. 

I tliink that you and I, though, have more in common than 
miglit be apparent on the surface. The most significant thing 
that we have in common is that both you and I became associa- 
ted with Eastern Kentucky University by virtue of a conscious 
decision. And, it is likely that many of the factors that led you 
to attend Eastern were the very ones wliich led me to accept 
the presidency of your Alma Mater. 

Not among the least of these is the reputation of Eastern 
Kentucky University. Wlien 1 began to explore the professional 
opportunity that was created by the retirement of J. C. Powell, 
I quickly became aware that this institution has a reputation not 
only as a warm and friendly institution, but also as a university 
with academic programs of quahty that meet well-defined pur- 
poses and needs. As I learned more about Eastern and came to 
know some of the individuals that have helped make it what it 
is, I became interested in the prospects of contributing what 
experience and abilities that I might have to the future chal- 
lenges that will face tliis University. 

Quite frankly, one of the things about Eastern that ap- 
pealed to me the most was the manner in which your Board of 

Hanly Funderburk 

Regents approached the task of identifying a new preside;. 
Tlie Eastern Board sought and received the advice and cmin'l 
of the students, faculty/staff and alumni of the Universus i 
each stage of the selection process. Tliis involvement drew iij 
the process three major constituencies with wliich any prcsidcit 
must work if an institution is to address itself successfully in l;e 
problems and opportunities it confronts. | 

In my opinion, each of these constituencies is of distinct); 
and equal importance to the well-being of the University. ,5 
Eastern's graduates you are the University's ultimate measure 1 
accountability: your success is Eastern's final grade. AImi.'s 
alumni you are truly ambassadors of this University and arJa 
group toward whom we will increasingly turn for support; bet 
with public policy makers in Frankfort or Wasliington or I'lr 
calls upon your generosity to help continue our developiiict 
here of an institution of quality . 

During the presidential search, I came in contact witli v. 
leadership of the Alumni Association. Since my election 1 hai 
met a number of other EKU graduates. I have been unifornv 
impressed by the sincerity of interest in the affairs of Ea^tcl 
shown by these individuals. I have every reason to belie\c tl 1 
the alumni I have met are typical of the graduates of Eastern, f 
this is truly the case, then Eastern Kentucky University ,i 
indeed fortunate. 

Over the coming months and years I look forward to men- 
ing as many of you as possible. During that time you have ii/ 
pledge that I will devote my best efforts and energy to mai- 
taining that about Eastern which you love and to helping yot 
Alma Mater remain an institution of wliich you can be justif- 
bly proud. 



Eastern Kentucky 



MEET THE FUNDERBURKS: Iniroduciiig llie New Hirst Family 2 


THE J. C. POWELL APPRECIATION: The Campus Says Farewell 8 

HOMECOMING '84: Another Successful Gathering II 

THE EASTERN CHRONICLE: A Precis of Campus News 12 

Sports 16 

Faculty 18 

Students 20 

Alumni 22 


s with all institutions in our society, 
liversities record certain dates in their 
I story that are of such significance that 
ley become future points of reference, 
• milestones. Tradition-rich Eastern this 
.11 reached another milestone in its own 
iistinguished liistory with the retirement 
f J. C. PoweU as our seventh president 
.id the appointment of Hanly Funder- 
,urk,as our new chief executive. 
. The changing of the guard was espe- 
ially significant in that our new presi- 
.ent became the first non-Kentuckian in 
le 79-year liistory of Eastern to assume 
le leadersliip of the Eastern Family. 
;ut, while his name is not yet a house- 
old word among the alumni, as were 
loark, Crabbe, Coates. Donovan. 
)'Donnell, Martin and Powell. Hanly 
•underburk is a man uniquely qualified 
lead Eastern in its continuing pursuit 
if higher and higher levels of excellence. 

As Dr. Powell was preparing to va- 
ate Blanton House, Dr. Funderburk, the 
oft-spoken former president of Auburn 
■Jniversity was being unanimously elected 
'.s Eastern's eighth president. In this 
ssue, Ron Harrell, new EKU director of 
oubUc information, introduces the ami- 
ible Alabamian as a veteran "people- 
)riented" administrator-educator who 
vants to heavily involve the alumni in 
'iastern's future success. 
! As we grow to know him personally 
iind to work with him, we beheve we all 
will agree that the Board of Regents made 

a wise choice in selecting our eighth presi- 

Also in this issue, staff writer Mary 
Ellen Shuntich introduces us to Eastern's 
new First Lady, Helen Funderburk, a 
lady whose grace and charm will be an 
immeasurable asset to her husband's 
administration. Her presence at the 
numerous official and social activities re- 
quired of a university First Family will 
brigliten these occasions. Eastern is get- 
ing "two-for-the-price-of-one" in Hanly 
and Helen Funderburk, someone said 
during their campus visit for the presiden- 
tial interview. When you meet her, you 
are sure to agree that she will serve in a 
most positive manner her role as First 
Lady of Eastern as well as a charming 

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President PoweU officially became 
President-emeritus Powell on January 1 . 
1985, but some 600 of his friends and 
colleagues gathered to honor him some 
three weeks earlier with a festive recogni- 
tion dinner. In this issue, Ron Wolfe re- 
counts the colorful J. C. Powell Apprecia- 
tion Dinner that was sponsored by the 
Alumni Association and which brouglit 
J. C. and Downey a host of accoUades 
and gifts, including a gubernatorial pro- 
clamation, numerous resolutions, an 
official presidential portrait and a Euro- 
pean vacation as a gift from alumni, 
colleagues and other friends. 

For his distinguished leadership to 

Eastern for more than 24 years, the last 
eight of which were as president, the edit- 
orial staff of tiie Alunmus extends our 
sincere appreciation and congratulations 
to J. C. and our best wishes to him and to 
Downey for a wonderful and well de- 
served respite. We do, however, look for- 
ward to continuing to work with them in 
J. C.'s new role of president emeritus. 
With a duo of presidents emeriti J. C. 
Powell and Robert R. Martin - we feel 
fortunate, indeed. 


Just as the Alumni Association was 
involved in the retirement of Dr. Powell, 
its representatives were intimately in- 
volved in the selection of Dr. Funder- 
burk. Three members of the Executive 
Council made numerous visits to the cam- 
pus to participate in the evaluation pro- 
cess. Bill Dosch. '56, our Association pre- 
sident from Bellevue, in referring to his 
frequent drives from northern Kentucky, 
felt that he became qualified to accept 
another job, tiiat of "supervising the con- 
struction of 1-75 from Bellevue to Rich- 

He, along with Bill Walters. '76, Dan- 
ville, and Marilyn Hacker, '69, Lexington, 
participated in the presidential interviews. 
Jean True, '33, and Ann Turpin, '62 and 
'74, both of Richmond, also served on 
the Alumni committee, one of three ad- 
visory committees involved in the search 
process. The Association can be justifia- 

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FnrrnRlAl ROARn nnnald R Feltner vice president for university relations and development, editor; Ron G. Wolfe, director of alumni affairs; Lairy 
S asst^ant dt^or of dim^ Tf^:; Ron Harrell, Paul Lambert, Karl Park, Don Rist, Mary tUen Shuntich and Mason Smith, contribufng editors. 
ALUMNI OFFICERS. William Dosch, '56, president; Mary Beth Hall, '63 vice-president: Marilyn B Hacker. '69, vice-president; Ann Turpin '62 '74 

Alexa Cornett, '76, Hazard; Don Daly, '55, Greater Cincinnati; George ---^-, ,-.-■,- j. . . \, ru ,1 d,,.-!.,,, q„m.„. Rph 

Tampa / St. Petersburg; Hise Tudor, '38, '49, Ft. Lauderdale; Wynn Walker, '81, CoUege of Law Enforcement, and Cher> 1 Puckett, Student Rep. 

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Eighth President of Eastern Kentucky Universit 

By Ronald E. Harrell 

Meet Hanly Funderburk, eighth president of Eastern Kentucky 

He's first of all an educator and research scientist of con- 
siderable note. 

He's a proven administrator, who built from scratch a major 
regional university in Alabama, and literally saved Auburn Uni- 
versity from virtual financial disaster. 

He's a humanitarian, a civic leader, and he's a husband, 
father, and grandfather. 

Eastern's new president has all the credentials: a distin- 
guished background, enthusiasm, and an energy that makes him 
well suited to assume the Presidency. 

Hanly Funderburk's background, in many ways parallels 
that of so many of Eastern's previous leaders whose Horatio 
Algier-like qualities are well known . . . modest beginnings as a 
farmboy, earning his education, military service, a welcomer of 
responsibility, impatient of mediocrity. Each methodical step 
in his 31 -year career has prepared him well for the leadership 
role of an institution such as Eastern. 

Dr. Funderburk looks forward to that role with anticipa- 
tion and expectation. Since his unanimous selection by the 

Di. Fundeibuik responds to questions from members of the news media 
during his initial visit to the EKU campus. 

Dr. Funderburk greets retiring dean of EKU Graduate School, Dr. Char I 
Gibson, during a meeting with some of the University's academic leadet 

Board of Regents in November to succeed Dr. J. C. Powell, tf 
new president has studied and digested information aboui ll 
University in a manner one might expect from a trained rescarc 

"Hanly Funderburk possesses the quaUties to serve Easie 
in a most outstanding manner," said Henry Stratton, chairm; 
of EKU's Board of Regents. "We appreciate his acconiplis 
ments" as a former president of Auburn University and chance^ 
lor of Auburn University at Montgomery. 

Dr. Funderburk, who speaks authoritatively but with a sol 
cultured Southern accent, promises that Iris administration w 
be "people-oriented" and adds that the University's futu 
success will depend greatly on a unified effort and the pursuit < 
common goals. 

The 53-year old educator and veteran university administr 
tor hopes to build upon the tradition of exceUence that over tl 
years has become synonymous with Eastern. And he expec 
the University's various publics to play an important part 
that process. 

An early priority of the Funderburk Administration h 
been to meet Eastern's faculty, administrative and suppo 
staffs, and students to learn more about the University. The: 
meetings have also provided greater insight for the new pre; 
dent into areas of interest and concern of these primary campi 
groups. Dr. Funderburk plans to set aside considerable time t 
meet EKU's alumni, area legislative and community represent 
lives, and "others who are interested in higlier education." 

"I was hired to be a decision-maker," the Alabama nati\ 
said in a recent interview, "but I was also hired to Listen an 
learn about issues that we might face in the future." 

Admitting that he is "not a student of management," D 


^^ ... (he) possesses the 
qualities to serve Eastern 
in a most outstanding 

j'underburk said he has learned management skills "the hard 
i/ay ... by doing . . . and, I'm pretty good at it." His particular 
(lanagement philosophy can be summarized as "shared account- 

"Not every issue needs to be brought to the president's 
esk for a decision, but can be handled at various administrative 
jvels." he said. "When an issue is called to my attention, you 
an be sure that I will seek the input of those individuals who 
flight be affected by a presidential decision." 

Acknowledging that Eastern is well-organized and weU- 
iianaged, the new president said he does not expect to make 
najor changes in the administrative and academic structures or 
djustments in the University's mission of service to central and 
astern Kentucky. 

"I am comfortable with Eastern's priorities of teaching, 
public service, and research," he said. "I also am pleased with 
'he University's long-standing commitment to career-oriented 
'icademic programs and the strong emphasis on the arts and 
pCiences in a well-balanced general education program." 

'resident Funderburk met with Gov. Martha Layne Collins and members 
)f the General Assembly during a recent visit to the state capitol in 
'rankfort. Attending Di. Funderburk's introductory meeting with Gov. 
-oUins were state Sen. Robert R. Martin of Richmond, left, and 81st 
Mstrict Rep. Harry Moberly, Jr., also of Richmond. 

He noted that changes wUl be made "only when change is 
n the best interest of Eastern Kentucky University" and after 
proper consultation with appropriate individuals. 

"Eastern Kentucky University can be no better than the 
faculty who teach in its classrooms, the administrative and 
support staffs who faciUtate the learning process through en- 
hancement of the learning environment, the alumni and other 


Dr. and Mrs. Hanly Funderburk pose for their official portrait at a 
Richmond photography studio. 

friends who support the University's mission, and the students 
who depend on EKU to provide a quality education," he said. 
"Our ciiallenges will be to maintain and retain a quality faculty, 
to provide sound financial management techniques to get the 
most from every state-appropriated dollar, to seek additional 
sources of funding from both state government and the pri- 
vate sector, to encourage active involvement of alumni and 
other friends, and to recruit and retain quality students." 

Here's a closer look at the University's eighth president. 

Hanly Funderburk was born June 19, 1931, in Carrollton, 
Alabama where he attended both elementary and secondary 
school, graduating from Carrollton High School in 1949. He 
received a bachelor of science degree in agricultural science from 
Auburn University in 1953. working on the family farm each 
summer between academic terms. 

Following graduation and three years in the U.S. Army, he 
returned to his alma mater in 1956 as a full-time research assis- 
tant, earning a master of science degree in botany and research- 
ing the action of herbicides. 

Dr. Funderburk continued his education and research as a 
graduate research assistant at Louisiana State University, earning 
the Ph.D. degree in plant physiology in 1961 . 

He returned to Auburn University to teach graduate-level 
courses in plant physiology and to work with students pursuing 
master's and doctoral degrees. He directed numerous research 
projects, overseeing student projects funded by grants from 
external sources valued at more than a quarter of a million 
dollars. Results of tliis research have been published in over one 
hundred scientific papers. 

Dr. Funderburk's work received the notice of his peers, and 
he quickly rose from assistant to full professor. In 1966, he was 



among the first group of five alumni professors at Auburn Uni- 
versity selected for outstanding performance and service to the 

In 1967, he was named assistant dean of Auburn's graduate 
school where he was involved in all aspects of University admin- 
istration. There, he refined management skills, directed research 
projects, and advised graduate students. 

Auburn University officials turned to Dr. Funderburk in 
1968 to develop a new campus to serve Montgomery and south 
central Alabama, an area of approximately 600,000 people. 
During the ne.\t ten years, as vice president and chief adminis- 
trative officer of Auburn University at Montgomery, he was in- 
volved in all aspects of managing a major regional University. 
He supervised development of a physical plant valued at more 
than $20 miUion. design of academic programs for 5,000 under- 
graduate and graduate students, and recruitment of a quality 
faculty and staff. A 1969 Funderburk-directed fund drive to 
pay for the 500 acre campus exceeded its goal by 5800,000. 

Hanly Funderburk, right, chats with EKU's new President Emeritus J. C. 
Powell. Powell retired from the EKU presidency Dec. 31, 1984, after 
eight years as Eastern's seventh president 

UAM received Southern Association of Colleges and 
Schools' accreditation in 1973. Accreditation was reaffirmed in 

Dr. Funderburk was named AUM chancellor in 1978. By 
then. AUM had a SI 6 milUon operating budget, an enrollment 
that exceeded 5,000 students and a new, SIO million building 

In 1980, during a period of political and financial upheaval 
in Alabama, a split Auburn University Board of Trustees turned 

Eastern's academic leadership was one of the first groups Presidtj: 
Funderburk met with to discuss the University's mission of service 
Eastern and Central Kentucky. 

to Dr. Funderburk as a compromise candidate to address gro 
ing problems. Those problems involved inadequate funding ai 
management systems, lack of support from the private sectc 
and a declining athletic program. 

The list of Dr. Funderburk's accomplishments as preside 
of Auburn is impressive. He developed Auburn's first financ: 
management system for the university's S200 million budg< 
Short- and long-range priorities were established. An interr 
reallocation of resources helped to meet the needs of the a 
deinic programs and provided for an unprecedented level 
educational quality. 

A central administration reorganization helped streamli: 
university operations. Despite continued reduction of sta 
funds, faculty salaries increased by 23 percent wiiile the to( 
state appropriation was only 18 percent. From near financ; 
exigency in 1980, Auburn University, under the Funderbu 
Administration, by 1983 had SI 3 million in reserve and S< 
miUion in short-term investments. 

Expanding campus facilities also became a priority and, I 
1983, construction totaUng S28 mUlion was underway or h; 
been approved. 

In intercollegiate athletics. Dr. Funderburk found a footbi 
program on probation for NCAA \iolations and a team that d 
not win a single conference game in 1980. In addition, the pr 
gram had encountered substantial financial difficulties. Signi 
cant changes in personnel and management techniques product 
a national football championship in 1983, a year which aii 
showed an athletic department surplus of S3 milhon. 

Private giving also received Dr. Funderburk's attention, i 
established the university's first major fund drive with a goal < 
S61 .7 million, and he was personally involved in all major soli( 
tations for the first 542 million committed to the drive. 


1 However, in 1983. finding himselt" in the middle of the 
Ime explosive poUtical situation that had elevated him to 
jburn's top job in 1980. Dr. Funderburk resigned the presi- 
ncy to become a professor and director of government and 
immunity affairs at AU Montgomery. 

He has no regrets about his performance as Auburn's leader. 

Neither does EKU Board Chairman Stratton. who notes 
at Eastern's governing body has "fully reviewed" Dr. Funder- 
irk's performance at Auburn and is "satisfied that iiis achieve- 
ents there under adverse circumstances attest to his abilities." 

Dr. Funderburk is a member of Sigma Xi, Plii Kappa Zeta, 
amma Sigma Delta and other scientific and iionorary societies, 
e also is past member of the Governor's Task Force for Higher 
(ducation in Alabama. 

It. Funderburk greets members of the EKU faculty and staff during a 
!cent reception in his honor. 

Active in community affairs, he had served on the boards of 
irectors of the Montgomery Baptist Hospital Foundation, Cen- 
tal Alabama Rehabilitation Center, Delegate Assembly of the 
Jnited Appeal, Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, and 
lie Montgomery Kiwanis Club. He is a former president of the 
dabama Association of College Administrators, and he was an 
ctive member of Frazier Memorial United Methodist Church. 

Admitting that he doesn't relax enough. Eastern's new pre- 
ident said he enjoys good conversation, reading, watching 
oUege football and basketball games, and an occasional round 

He and the University's new First Lady, Helen Hanson 
'underburk, also of Carrollton, have two children, Debra 
laine, 29, who serves as director of finance for post-secondary 
ducation in Alabama, and Kenneth CHff, 25, who is director of 
onventions and tourism for the Chamber of Commerce in 

Hanly and Helen Funderburk: Welcome to the Eastern 

''Hanly s Strongest Supporter'' 

By Mary Ellen Shuntich 

. . . This is the hand 

that gave me strength 

to help me 

through the years 

G. A. Pahner 

Following the campus visit by Hanly and Helen Funderburk 
during the presidential selection process, a member of the East- 
ern Board of Regents commented. "There's no question that if 
Dr. Funderburk is our choice, we'll be getting two for tiie price 
of one." 

Hanly Funderburk iiimself remarked during one of a series 
of recent campus meetings, that liis wife of 31 years knows well 
her role as First Lady of a major regional university. 

"Helen has always taken seriously her role as First Lady 
and official hostess," Eastern's eighth president said. "Of 
course I'm prejudiced, but in my judgment, she is an effective 
and valuable member of the president's team. She enjoys her 
duties, and she has been a continuing source of strength and en- 
couragement for me." 

Helen Funderburk describes herself as "Hanly's strongest 
supporter," througli the good times and the bad, as a student. 




scientist, teacher, and chief administrative officer of two univer- 
sities in Alabama. 

Little did she i<now some 30 years ago wlien she was a 
student at Auburn University that she would be the First Lady 
of a major regional university in Kentucky. 

The energetic Alabama native appears comfortable in her 
new surroundings in Blanton House, the home of EKU First 
Families since 1912. And although she looks forward to her 
new role at EKU, she admits she never planned to be a college 
president's wife. 

"I was studying secretarial science at Auburn University 
when I married Hanly," she said. "He was studying agriculture 
at Auburn and planned to raise cattle and live on a farm. But 
Ills motivation to continue his education, his thirst for know- 
ledge, led to research and teacliing positions at Auburn." 

And it wasn't long before officials tapped liis energy, en- 
thusiasm, and management skills for administrative positions 
within the Auburn University system, which was higlilighted by 
his appointment as the first chancellor of Auburn's Montgomery 
campus and later as president of Auburn University. 

"And here we are in the beautiful Bluegrass region of Ken- 
tucky, at a strong university and among very friendly and sup- 
portive people . . . and we love it," she said. 

The articulate First Lady admits that life in academia "has 
suited us well." She added that she has enjoyed her role as host- 
ess and First Lady and looks forward with enthusiasm to con- 
tinuing that role at Eastern. 

"I am a people person ... I love meeting and working 
with people," she said, noting that she and her husband 
have been especially impressed with the people they have 
met at Eastern — the faculty, students, support staff, a- 
lumni and the townspeople. 

She speaks enthusiastically about working with fac- j 
ulty and student groups, and "helping people any way 
I can. I like to be involved, especially with the stu- 
dents. I think it keeps me young," she added. 

While her husband was supervising the development 
of a 500-acre campus for 5,000 students at Montgomery, 
she was busy organizing campus clubs and activities, wives' 
clubs, and working closely with students. "When we were 
sent to Montgomery in 1968, the campus was just a cotton 
field," she said. "There was so much to do, we had to start 
everything from scratch." 

Helen Funderburk will put you quickly at ease with her so- 
phisticated Southern charm. Although she considers herself 
somewhat of a shy person, she adds, "People tell me I'm 

Articulate yet not fond of making public 

speeches, she is "very comfortable with ail people, especiallji) 
small groups." She e.xpects to be busy during the initial moili 
at Eastern, "getting settled, meeting people and learning n,n 
about EKU and Kentucky.'" ■ 

Being the wife of a university president has been demtid 
ing, and she acknowledges that she has found little time p 
activities outside of the university communit>'. 

For relaxation, she enjoys sewing, knitting, needlepoii 
smocking, and French hand sewing. She also said she enji/ 
cooking, but added, "I don't do much cooking anymore i|v 
that our children are grown and on their own." ' 

The personable First Lady said she and her husband jri 
excited about their new home in ' 

Kentucky. "A university commu- 
ity offers so much . . . variety 
and opportunity. We are 
thrilled to be at a universi- 
ty the caUber of Eastern, 
and we're pleased to be 
a part of the Richmond 



. • cy? Special 
, thanks 

he more than 300 guests attending the 
rst Margin for Excellence Dinner in the 
een Jolinson Building last November 
ere recognized for their financial com- 
jtments to assist Eastern in its quest to 
ach higher levels of excellence. 

J. C. Powell, in one of his last major 
lidresses before retiring as Eastern's sev- 
iith president, cited the University's 
.jmmitment to secure private funds for 
ualitative academic program improve- 
lents as "one of the most significant and 
ir-reacliing decisions" of his eight-year 

Thus far, more than Si. 2 million has 
■een committed, through current and de- 
|;rred gifts, to the Margin for Excellence 

Dr. Powell told the audience of spe- 
ial supporters that "we have always 
trived for excellence at Eastern," adding, 
We do not seek to be all tilings to all 
eople, but we do want to do as weU as is 
'Ossible those things that we do under- 

He said that private support "will 
irovide the difference between the base- 
ine of state dollars and student fees and 

Ir. and Mrs. Roy Van Winkle, Richmond, ad- 
niie a gift of appreciation presented to them 
or their financial commitment to the Margin 
or Excellence Fund. 

I'hat it takes to make planned improve- 
nents in our quest for quality for East- 
m. We aspire for Eastern to continue to 
jow from a strong institution into an ex- 
cellent one." 

Those in attendance at the dinner 
vere members of the Eastern Kentucky 
Jniversity Fellows and the University 
Associates, the leadership levels of the 
ilargin for Excellence program. 

For information, write Dr. Jack H. 
Jibson, Director of Development, Coates, 
'.0. Box 19A, Eastern Kentucky Univer- 
ity, 40475-0931 , or caU 606-622-1 583. 


•i'-\ fiiii l\i|.IU\. 


Some 300 guests attended the first Margin for l-.Ntcllente Dinner in the Keen Johnson Ballroom and 
were recognized for their support of Eastern's continuing quest for higher levels of excellence. Don 
Feltner, '56, who designed the educational gifts program, presided al ihe dinner program, leilner is 
vice president for university relations and devclopmcni. 

Above left: .Mrs. Anna Kadlec, a former teacher, is greeted by members of Ihe LKL' Student Alumni 
Association, Denise Lichty and Mark Turpin. Above right: President emeritus and State Senator 
Robert R. Martin, '34, a Margin for Excellence Fellow talks w ilh Dr. George Nordgulcn. left, L nivcr- 
sity Chaplain, and Mrs. J. C. Powell. 

Above left: Participation in the Margin for Excellence program has special significance for Dr. Fred 
L. Ballou.'66,a Richmond dentist, and his mother, Mrs. Fred L. Ballou.Sr. His membersliip is given 
in memory of his late father who managed the Eastern bookstore for 46 years. Above right: The 
EKU Show Choir entertained guests who attended the dinner. 

eciation Dinner 

By Ron G. Wolfe 

On December 13, the alumni, 
faculty, staff, students, and 
other friends of EKU came 
together to say thank you to 
J. C. and Downey Powell for 
24 years of distinguished 
service to the University. 

Dr. Powell greeted the former chairman of the EKU Board of Regents, 
Joseph W. "Billy Joe" Phelps, and Phelps' wife, Mary Margaret Phelps, at 
a reception in Walnut Hall prior to the Appreciation Dinner. 

He left office in December in his own relaxed, unassuming wa, 
with the same absence of great fanfare that had marked his Ij- 
ginning eight years before. I 

Since 1976, he had led quietly, confidently, often fightiJ! 
budget battles in Frankfort that would have brouglit lesser mi 
to retirement long ago. 

But, he was ready to let someone else take on the respon 
bility of leading Eastern Kentucky University, As he preparl 
to leave, hundreds gathered in mid-December to praise t 
quality of his leadership and to let liim know that liis years 
work had not gone unnoticed or unappreciated. 

As John Keith, vice chairman of the Board of Regents p; 
it during his presentation, "They're here because you serve, 
not because you're leaving." 

But, December 31, J. C. PoweU vacated the Coates Buil 
ing after 24 years at the University, the last eight as its chi| 
executive. His years in the presidency were marked by seve 
budget cuts that tested his financial wizardry, but he .had pri 
gressed through the ranks, learned valuable lessons that, 
the end. helped him pass his test of leadership. 

A native of Harrodsburg, he received his undergradua 
and doctoral degrees from the University of Kentucky with £| 
intervening master's from the University of Louisville. 

Following his service with the U. S. Army during Wor 
War II in the South Pacific, he entered education as a math 
matics teacher at Atherton Higli School in Louisville, move 
up to assistant director of curriculum, then to director of ii 
structional services and assistant to the superintendent. 

From Louisville, he moved to Frankfort where he serve 
as divisional director of the Kentucky Department of Educ 


A capacity crowd filled the Grand Ballroom 
of the Keen Johnson Building to honor 
Dr. and Mrs. J. C. Powell. 

'on working with the Foundation Program whicli Robert R. 
lartin had drafted and nurtured through tlie General Asscm- 


: Powell's fiscal and administrative talents did not escape 
ilartin's eye, and in 1960 when Dr. Martin came to Eastern 
s its sixth president, he brouglit liis protege with liini. 
I For 24 years, Powell continued to gain experience in higher 
jducation through a variety of positions. He came as Martin's 
rxecutive assistant, served as dean of business affairs, executive 
.ean and vice president for administration, and held the 
cademic rank of professor of education. 

I " They're here because 
you served, not because 
you're leaving." 

He chaired committees that developed a faculty organiza- 
ion and a Statement of Student Rights and Responsibihties, as 
veil as a standing committee that dealt with student loans, 
cholarships and fellowships. 

There were other experiences as well ... as a member of 
he Faculty Senate ... the EKU Foundation Board of Directors 
. . Arhngton Association Board of Directors . . . and, he taught 
course in educational administration as well. 

For 16 years, he prepared liimself by learning every niche 
if EKU at a time when new buildings were concrete evidence of 
growing institution. 

When he became president in 1976, the building boom had 
nded and quality and excellence became the less-than-visible 
ly -words of what his administration sought for its constitutents 
. . the faculty, students, and alumni. 

So, when these constituents gathered in December to pay 
ribute to him and Downey, it was their way of saying "thank 
'ou" for bringing refinement and a sense of excellence to the 
•ffice ... for maintaining a wry sense of humor in the face of 
ludget battles that had left liim in his own words "tired." 

His style was not flamboyant. He hesitated to take credit 
or accomphshments that were obviously a result of what he 
hose to emphasize as president. "It had been an effort from 
veryone at this University," he said, "Not just one person." 

It was a statement consistent with his modesty. 

But, those who came to honor liim knew better. Said 
larry Snyder, chairman of the Council on Higher Education in 
Centucky, "J. C. Powell's presidency is probably underestima- 
ed. He's one of the reasons that everybody tliinks of Eastern 
is they do - well-managed, very efficient, few problems." 

The gifts at this special pre-Christmas party were many 


The first, and in some ways the most siirriiig. was a iriii- 
ute from the University Singers who performed his own per- 
sonal selection, "An American Hymn," a rendition that left iiis 
Iriends with misty eyes and enough goose bumps to last througii 
the Christmas season. 

Dr. Powell greeted two retired members of the EKU English faculty, Jan- 
et Oldham, left, and Aimee Alexander, center. 

Then, there were the gifts of admiration and respect from 
liis colleagues. Dr. John Rowlett, vice president for Academic 
Affairs and Research, noted his "skillful cool-headed guidance 
in the heat of double digit inllation" and concluded that liis 
presidency had "met the test of quality." 

Dr. Donald W. Zacharias, president of Western Kentucky 
University, praised his wisdom on behalf of higher education in 
the state and nation. "We respected his quiet wisdom," he said. 
"When he raised his voice, we knew the situation was serious." 

Don Feltner, '56, who served as chairman of the J. C. 
Powell Appreciation Committee, was Master of Ceremonies at 
Dr. Powell's request, as he was for the Robert R. Martin Tribute 
Dinner eiglit years earher. The vice president for University 
Relations and Development presented the continuing list of 
grateful friends. 

Tim Cowliig, Jeffersontown, Ky., senior, president of the 
Student Association and student representative on the Board of 
Regents, thanked Dr. Powell for involving students in the 
administration of their University, and creating an atmosphere 
in which they could receive a quality education. 

Dr. Michael Bright, professor of English and chairman of 
the Faculty Senate, expressed the appreciation of the faculty 

Dr. John D. Rowlctt, tKU 
vice president for academic 
affairs and research, said thai 
Dr. Powell's administration, in 
its "Quest for Quality", had 
been successful. "Dr. Powell 
leaves Eastern a much stronger 
institution than he found it," 
Rowlett said. 

eciation Dinner 


for "creating on this campus an atmosphere of openness, co- 
operation and free inquiry among all members of the University 

Those who came realized that the gift of laugliter was one 
wliich he especially appreciated. Judge James S. Chenault, the 

Dr. Donald Zacharias (left), president of Western Kentucky University at 
Bowling Green, Ky., honored Dr. PoweU for his many contributions to 
higher education in Kentucky. Dr. Zacharias represented the Council of 
Presidents of Kentucky's public universities and the American Associa- 
tion of State Colleges and Universities. George E. Proctor, '66, (right), of 
Plainfield, Ind., represented tlie 50,000 member EKU Alumni Associa- 
tion. He is president-elect of the organization. 

1983 Outstanding Alumnus, provided this special gift. Follow- 
ing a heavy quotation from Seneca, Judge (Thenault continued, 
"Since you're retiring and will have more time on your hands, 
I'd hke to present you witlr tliis jury summons!" 

Other community leaders read and presented a host of 
resolutions ... all remarkably similar in their "whereases" for 
all were in agreement that his administration had. indeed, 
accompHshed more than could easily be measured. 

George Proctor, president-elect of the Alumni Association, 
eloquently paraphrased a resolution which outhned the J. C. 
Powell presidency . . . the reasons they came to pay tribute to 

Proctor cited the longevity of his service — 24 years in 
various capacities on campus — liis quest for quality, his exper- 
tise in fiscal affairs, his reorganization and consolidation of pro- 
grams and people, his emphasis on planning, and the fact that he 
had awarded nearly one-third of all degrees from the institution. 

The Alumni Association president. William Dosch. presen- 
ted him with liis official portrait, a gift from the Alumni Asso- 
ciation, and followed with a gift from all graduates, faculty, stu- 
dents and friends — a European vacation for liim and Downey 
to be arranged at their convenience." 

From the proclamation by Governor Martha Layne CoUins 

proclaiming the day the "J. C. PoweU Appreciation Da) 
throughout Kentucky to the letter from liis daughters. Jul 
(who resides in San Francisco) and Karen (Dallas, Texas) wl 
wrote how proud they were of all liis accomplishments, "liavii 
been two of them" tiiemselves, they were gifts of love for a ji 
well done ... as an educator, a father, a friend, indeed, asi 

After the gifts, it was time for liim to say goodbye aft 
nearly a quarter of a century. 

It was not an easy time, but one that he handled in 
characteristic low-key style. He cut a standing ovation short ! 
raising his hands and asking all to sit . . . 

He told a good story about the plight of university pre 
dents . . . and expressed thanks to those who had worked wi 
liim. including his "adopted family," his close personal frienc 
and the classified staff, the faculty, students, alumni, all tho 
present, and especially Downey for bringing "beauty and clas 
to his life. 

It was done without inordinate fanfare ... it was his sty 
. . . and when liistory writes the final chapters of liis presidenc 
it will probably show that he created quality with quiet deU 
mination . . . that his knowledge of liiglier education and 1 
ability to use that knowledge brought the University throuj 
some of the roughest financial times it had ever seen, and le 
it a strong, well-managed institution of higher learning . . . 

For J. C. Powell, the "Quest for Quahty" theme of 1 
administration has ended. And after eight years, the gifts we 
visible ewdence that, in the eyes of those closest to the instit 
tion, the quest had succeeded. d 

Dr. and Mrs. Powell joined head table guests and membeis of the au( 
ence in the singing of the Alma Mater at the close of the dinner. Leadi: 
the singing at the microphone is Dr. Donald G. Henrickson, EKU prof( 
sor of music. 



Homecoming '84 

le pink panther showed up as his usual 
lorful self; Archie and his friends rode 
a '52 red Buick convertible and threw 
im to the crowd; The Wizard of Id, 
ansfornied into the "Wizard of Kidd" 
ipressed the throng along tiie parade 
lUte . . . 

Homecoming, '84 . . . while cartoon 
ipers brouglit out many of the favorite 
laracters of all ages for the parade, the 
eekend itself brought out thousands of 
1 ages who returned to their Alma Mater 
ir reunions and fun. 

The increased emphasis from the 
lumni Association on smaller group 

reunions resulted in cloven djlferenl c;iin- 
pus groups getting together over the 

There were the special anniversars' 
celebrations of Industrial Education anil 
Technology and Home Economics which 
drew impressive crowds; the chartering 
of the College of Law Enforcement A- 
lunmi Chapter, the first on-cainpus chap- 
ter in EKU history . . . and a host of usual 
groups for whom Homecoming has be- 
come an annual tradition . . . the Alumni 
Band, History & Social Studies Majors, 
Geography and Planning Majors, the Eels, 
and baseball Colonels . . . and the 10 and 

20 ycai rcuniiin classes . . . 

Other special groups held receptions 
and/or open houses to welcome back 
alums . . . the Department of Agriculture 
. . . Baccalaureate Nursing . . . Recreation 
& Parks .Administration . . .and Environ- 
mental Health Science . . . 

Add lo these "people" events the 
other Homecoming happenings like the 
concert, parade, queen coronation, game, 
and post-game reception , . . and the 
show was a "cartoon" worthy of not only 
a Saturday morning show, but an enlire 
weekend of fun . . . 

Sawyer Brown 

'as featured at the Homecoming Concert 
'hich kicked off the annual weekend 
;stivities, including the presentation of 
le 15 Homecoming Queen finalists. 
Ither initial activities surrounding the 
'eekend included seminars organized by 
NO colleges, including the College of 
Jts and Humanities Alumni Careers 
eminar. The '84 Homecoming theme 
Cartoon Capers" was depicted by 
arious campus groups, including "The 
ighting Knights of ID" in McGregor 
lall, as well as the various floats that 
'ere built in the warehouse during week- 
)ng napkin stuffing sessions. 

"ans, both young and old, lined Lancas- 
er Avenue and downtown Richmond to 
iew the parade which was led by the 


5000-meter Homecoming Run. Tiie 1484 
Grand Marshal for the parade was retiring 
president J. C. Powell and First Lady. 
Downey. The President and First Lady 
of the EKU Alunmi Association. Bill and 
Janet Dosch of Bellevue, also rode in the 
parade. Other parade entries included 
the traditional ride of the past queen. 
Elizabeth Cummins, the usual perform- 
ance by the Alumni Band on the lawn of 
the Richards Alunmi House, and some 
dramatic floats that depicted various 
cartoon capers that were related to the 
Colonels' clash with the University of 
Central Florida. 

Bill and Janet Dosch 

As game time approached, coeds sold 
more balloons to benefit the Juvenile Dia- 
betes Foundation; Jane Rees, a junior 
from Lexington was crowned queen, and 
with the Colonels first score, the thous- 
ands who had returned for the day re- 
leased their maroon ballons - a spectacle 
that has become a Homecoming tradition. 
The higUight of the day saw the Colonels 
rout Central Florida 37-14, with out- 
standing efforts from senior Tony James 
who scored two touchdowns and rambled 
for one 86-yard kickoff return, and Vince 
Scott, a freshman who had his best game 
with 109 yards in 20 carries. At halftime. 

— Queen Rees 

the Alumni Band joined the Marching 
Maroons for a cala halftime show. 

Tony .lames led 
the Colonels. 

(continued on page 13) 


the eastern chronicle 


Grants Total 


Faculty members at Eastern Kentucky 
University have been awarded grants and 
contracts wortii more than $711,000 
during the period July-November 1984, 
University officials report. 

The awards range from a SI 10 grant 
to bring a speaker to the campus to a 
$231, 000 proposal to assist dislocated 
workers in 18 Kentucky counties. 

All of the funds, which come from 
sources outside the University, will sup- 
port projects related to the three major 
thrusts of the institution: teacliing, pub- 
lic service and research. 

Largest among the 26 projects was a 
Dislocated Worker Assistance Project sub- 
mitted by Dr. Bruce I. Wolford in the 
College of Law Enforcement. 

The project provides for the estab- 
lishment of dislocated worker centers in 
three southeastern Kentucky towns - 
Somerset, Corbin and Harlan. 

The grant came from the U.S. De- 
partment of Labor, and provides a com- 
plete program for helping the region's un- 
employed persons develop skills for new 

Other service-oriented projects fun- 
ded include a 576,800 grant to provide a 
comprehensive range of academic assist- 
ance services to low-income, first-genera- 
tion or handicapped undergraduates at 

The project was prepared by Jennifer 
Riley of the student special programs 

Ken Noah's Cooperative Education 
office received a 525,235 grant to im- 
prove and expand the University's co- 
operative education program. 

A proposal by Dr. David Howes was 
funded by the National Science Founda- 
tion to study drouglu problems in the 
Sudan. Tlie 520,950 award will be used 
to buy a computerized information 
system needed to monitor weekly or 
daily satellite crop pictures. 

Howes also received a Fulbright 
Scholarship tliis academic year to study 
and lecture at the University of Khar- 
toum in the Sudan. 


Anotiier proposal, a $9,771 grant 
awarded to William Abney in the College 
of Law Enforcement, will focus on a need 
closer to home — earthquake potential 
and survival techniques in the New Ma- 
drid Fault area of western Kentucky. 

Yet another project in the service 
area is Dr. Ron Marionneaux's planning 
contract for the city of Richmond, a 
510,000 grant. 

Several awards touch the area of 
teaching, the University's primary mis- 

One grant for 550,029 will fund a 
proposal to develop computer software 
to help students study logic. 

The proposal by Dr. Frank Williams, 
cited the difficulty students have in their 
introductory philosophy courses in dis- 
tinguishing reasons from conclusions, 
deduction from induction, and drawing 
correct conclusions from premises. 

The computer program will help 
students master the basics so that the pro- 
fessors can spend more time on teaching 
the advanced aspects of informal logic. 

Another project proposed by Dr. 
Jean Andrews, would prepare educators 
at the bachelor's and master's degree 
levels to teach the hearing impaired in 
rural Kentucky. 

Dr. Andrews cited the isolation that 
deafness imposes on children in addition 
to the geographic isolation in requesting 
the $25,630 in funds. 

Because Eastern lias the only state 
affiUated deaf-education teacher training 
program in Kentucky with both under- 
graduate and graduate programs, it is best 
quahfied to meet the unique needs of 
deaf children in this area, she said. 

Other education-related proposals, 
their sponsors and awards include: 

Dr. Marion Ogden, 51,730 for grad- 
uate interns in recreation at the Rehabih- 
tation Center; Dr. Steve Henderson, 
54,800 for teacher training, staff develop- 
ment and improvement of instruction; 
Ung-yuh "Miko" Pattie. 530,000 for data 
conversion in the library; Dr. Edith 
Williams. 51,080 for a conference on 
medieval life and thought; Dr. Roy Meck- 
ler, 553,335 for two WHAS projects, one 
for the preparation of special education 
personnel and the other a chnical services 
grant; Dr. John Thomas, 53,833 for tar- 
geted development of instructional com- 
petence; Dr. Ken Clawson, 53,500 for a 

Cumberland Valley District Health Ec 
cation Program; Ray Ochs, 52,610 f 
two advanced driver training prograi 
and Dr. Ken Hansson. 579,400 for voi 
tional education program improvement. 

Five grants involved research 
various areas, including a 526,000 gra 
to Dr. Ralph Ewers to study the rates 
which water and pollutants move throu 
limestone near Mammoth Cave. This pi 
ject will help park officials predict t 
effects of spillages of toxic materii}, 
upon the caves and their unique fauna. I 

Another grant for 533,086 has be 
awarded to Dr. Robert Frederick 
monitor the fox and raccoon populati< 
density and dynamics in Kentucky. 

Dr. Bill Adams in the EKU geogi^ 
phy and planning department has !• 
ceived four grants totahng S32,7C, 
These projects include two surveys f' 
the Kentucky Heritage Commission, \ 

internship program for the state Natui, 
Resources and Environmental Protectii; 
Cabinet, and a needs assessment for ti 
upper Cumberland River basin watt 

EKU Hosts 1984 

Music Teachers Convention 

The Kentucky Music Teachers Assoc- 
tion held its 1984 state convention on tfe 
campus during the month of October. ' 

About 200 teachers and 100 student 
from Kentucky attended the event, whi|i 
included a variety of performances a:l 
special sessions on the various aspects f 
music teaching. \ 

Highhghts of the convention inci- 
ded presentations by Lynn Freemi 
Olson, nationally recognized compos' 
and author of numerous teacliil 
materials for beginning piano studeni 
and a recital by the 1984 KMTA convev 
tion artist. Dr. Roe van Boskirk of t! 
EKU piano faculty. 

Also on the program was a mast: 
class and performance by the internatio- 
ally known 21 -year-old violinist Bern' 

Other sessions featured music 1' 
Kentucky composers. 

WEKU-FM Fund Drive 
Exceeds Previous Year's Total 

Contributions during the recent fuil 

ive for WEKU-FM exceeded last year's 
ft total by 12 percent, station officials 
inounced. The 50,000-watt radio sta- 
jn is a fine arts and information service 
i The annual fall fund-raising campaign 
ised nearly $22,000 from 536 pledgers. 
lire week-long campaign, "Octoberfest 
(4: Fine Tuning for Central Kentucky," 
as held Oct. 14-20. 

WEKU-FM is affiliated with National 
Ublic Radio, and provides "Morning Edi- 
son" and "All Tilings Considered" news 
irograms, in addition to classical music, 
iical news and weather information and 

i Continued public support wiU pro- 
de for increased arts reporting, addi- 
lonal classical music programs hosted by 
oy Lee, and an expanded schedule of 
Jews and weather headlines. 

JiKU Offers Telecourses 
3r College Credit 


l^astern is offering five televised "Tele- 

jourses" for college credit during the '85 

spring semester tiirough the OtTice of Ex- 
tended Programs. 

The courses arc: ANT 120, Faces of 
Culture, in anthropology; CSC 102, Tiu- 
New Literacy, in conipulor science; LDI- 
807, Dealing with Special Problems in the 
Classroom, in education; MGT 300, Busi- 
ness of Management, in business; and 
SOC 131 Focus on Society, in sociology. 

The media-assisted telecourses are pre- 
sented on Kentucky Educational Tele- 
vision and provide a convenient way to 
earn college credit. 

EKU Receives Industrial Education 
and Technology Gift 

The Department of Industrial Education 
and Technology has received a gift of 
woodworking equipment valued at more 
than $31,000 from Mr. and Mrs. David 
F. Austin. Mr. Austin is a former execu- 
tive vice president of the United States 
Steel Corporation. He is now retired and 
resides in Cincinnati with his wife. 

The Austins did not attend Eastern 
but made the donation because of the 
high regard they came to have for the 
University through a graduate of the lET 

depaitineiii . 

Roiuiall King, '67, was teaching in 
the CiiKiiuKili public schools when Mr. 
Auslm w;ilked into his woodworking 
slio|i to ask lor some assistance with a 
project. Alter a period of time, the iwo 
became the best of friends. 

Through King, Austin was mtro- 
duced to Mr. Wlialin. retired clianinan of 
the IliT department, and Dr. Robert R. 
Martin, then president ol I KU. Il was 
Austin's respect for Whalin and l.KU that 
prompted his recent donation. 

Austin enjoyed woodwt)rking and, 
according to King, he had an assortment 
of sophisticated ec|uipment and hand- 
made tools whicii were made especially 
for him. 

These tools will iu)\\ be usetl by l.asl- 
ern students in ll.T's workshops. 

King teaches graphic coinmunica- 
tions at Charles Page High School in Sand 
Springs, Oklahoma, a suburb of Tulsa. 
He is also involved in real estate mvcst- 
ments and enjoys renovating old homes. 

King, originally from Baughman, 
Kentucky, and his wife, Barbara Cawood 
King, from Newport, reside at 319 East 
21st Street in Tulsa with their children. 

Homecoming 84 

continued from page 1 1) 

\lumni of all ages and stages gathered at 
he Arlington Mulebarn for a post-game 
eception that brought together many old 
"riends. Louis Power, '47 MA '48, Spider 
rhurman, '41 MA '51, and Ray Giltner, 
49 MA '50, George Proctor, '64 MA '66, 
jeraldine Wells Spurlin, '64, and Frances 
Dobbs Robinson, '61, as well as Atlanta 
Chapter members Gary, '64, and Mary, 

'64, Maynard and Jack, '82, and Sarah, 
'82, Kincaid were among the hundreds 
attending the event. 



Watch for details in future 
Association mailings. 

1 iii|i||||i|i 'MJH'!' 

The College of Law Enforcement orga- 
nized the first on-campus alumni chapter 
with the signing of a charter at the open- 
ing reception, remarks by Dean Truett 
Ricks, and recognition of the new offi- 
cers, deans, and adviser from left: former 
dean Robert Posey, David Hume, Dr. 
Mittie Southerland, adviser, Susan Bart- 
ley; secretary, Wynn Walker, president; 

Michelle Lorette, president-elect; Ron 
Simmons, treasurer; Thomas Norris and 
Dean Truett Ricks. 



Two University departments celebrated 

75th anniversaries during the annual 
weekend. The Department of Industrial 
Education and Technology celebrated 
with long-time department chair, Ralph 
Whalin, and a large group of returning 
graduates. The Department of Home 
Economics also celebrated with a brunch 
on Saturday which brought together a- 
lumni who expressed an interest in a 
more formal organization. Among the 
other reunion groups were the baccalau- 
reate student nursing program, the base- 
ball team . . . and the Eels alumni . . . 

Retiring President J. C. Powell had a busy 

Friday evening. At one stop, he signed 
the College of Law Enforcement Alumni 
Chapter charter, addressed the group, and 
then dashed across campus where the De- 
partment of Industrial Education and 
Technology was waiting for his greeting. D 



Slianda, Shane and Danielle. 

King and his family also travel to 
South America each year working with a 
missionary group. 

Scholarship Established 

in Honor of Suzanne Friedman 

Tiie Department of Anthropology, Soci- 
ology and Social Work has established a 
scholarship fund in honor of the late 
Suzanne Friedman, a former associate 
professor of social work at EKU. 

Mrs. Friedman. 52, died Nov. 5 after 
a long illness. 

Contributions to this fund will be 
used to endow a scholarship fund to re- 
cognize e.xceptional students in social 
work at Eastern. Acknowledgements of 
donations to the fund will be made to the 

Mrs. Friedman was coordinator of 
EKU's social work program from April 
1976 to June 1982, when she resigned 
her administrative duties for health 
reasons. She resigned from the University 
in August of 1984 because of continuing 
poor health. 

Persons interested in making dona- 
tions to the scholarsliip fund should send 
their contributions to: Suzanne Fried- 
man Scholarship Fund. Jane Allen, 417 
Wallace Building, Eastern Kentucky Uni- 

versity. Richmond. Ky. 40475-0959. 

Society of Manufacturing Engineers 
Charters EKU Chapter 

The prestigious Society of Manufacturing 
Engineers has chartered a chapter at 

Forrest D. Brumniett. international 
president of the Society of Manufactur- 
ing Engineers and chief engineer at 
Detroit Diesel AUison, Division of 
General Motors. Indianapolis. Ind. was on 
hand for the installation. 

The Society of Manufacturing Engi- 
neers is a professional society dedicated 
to the advancement of manufacturing 
systems through continuing education 
and training of manufacturing engineers, 
teclinologists and managers. The charter 
group at EKU will have 75 members. 
EKU's chapter will be the society's 150th 
student chapter. 

EKU Hosts High School 
Seniors and Administrators 

Kentucky students and high school ad- 
ministrators experienced first-hand the 
special atmosphere of university Ufe at 
EKU Spotlight Day in October. 

About 1 ,300 participating high 

Three members of the 1954 class review two rare books purchased for the John Wilson Townsend 
Room of the Ubrary from a gift from the 1954 class during their 30th reunion last spring. Sharon 
McConnell, second from left, shared the books with Claude Smith, left, and Dr. and Mrs. Jim Mur- 
phy, all members of that class. The two books purchased were a copy of Jesse Stuart's Tliread That 
Runs So True which included a rare lengthy autograph by Stuart to Mr. Townsend, and the only full, 
correct and verbatim report of the trial and execution of the murder of President Abraham Lincoln, 
a complete and unabridged edition containing the whole of the suppressed evidence. Each year, re- 
turning reunion classes make a class gift to a worthwhile campus project of theii choice. 



school seniors, their families, superintc 
dents and counselors spent the day 
Eastern to tour the campus, visit bui 
ings and classrooms across campus, a 
talk to academic instructors and advisoi 

EKU Hosts 

Conference Medieval Studies 

More than 100 scholars from across t 
southeastern United States attended t 
10th annual Conference of the Southea 
ern Medieval Association in October. 

The conference featured 26 sessioi 
and the presentation of more than 
lectures or papers. 

EKU Historic District 
Entered on National Register 

The Kentucky Heritage Commission h; 
announced that the University's Histo : 
District was entered in the National R(' 
ister of Historic Places earlier this year 

Listing in the National Register r( 
ognizes the historic, architectural 
archaeological significance of the si; 
within the context of the communit, 
state or nation. 

Graduate Program in 
Communication Disorders Accredited 

EKU's graduate program in communit 
tion disorders has been accredited by t 
American Speech-Language-Hearing I 

Accreditation means the gradu^: 
program meets all educational standarl 
for national professional certification. , 

The Speech-Language-Hearing Clir!; 
also received accreditation in June. Fe- 
er than 300 of the nation's 2.500 chni'i 
have been accredited. ' 

The clinic's services include hearil; 
evaluation, consultation for selection f 
hearing aids, and screening for problew 
of articulation caused by disease, injur, 
retardation or emotional disturbance. 

Library Assumes State Leadership Role 
in New Classification System , 

EKU's library has assumed a leadershp 
role among the state's college and univf!- 
sity libraries in the conversion of its maf 
collection from Dewey Decimal to t; 
Library of Congress classification systen' 
And, officials in the John Grat 
Crabbe Library have completed the co- 
version of the hbrary's general stack c(- 
lection to a Machine Readable Catalog, .' 
MARC format, an internationally race 



I zed standard for computer-compatible 
litalog systems. 

I Wednesday, Nov. 14. the library staff 
imoved the last truck of Dewey-classi- 
'ed books from the general stacks coUec- 
on. The event was marked with a quiet 
;remony in which Ernest E. Weyhrauch, 
ean of libraries and learning resources, 
id the hbrary's coordinator of automa- 
on, Ling-yuh "Miko" Pattie, helped 
KU President J. C. Powell remove the 
'jial Dewey-classified book from the 

' The library began its conversion to 
•ie Library of Congress classification 
ystem in September 1975. Ever since 
hat date a "reclassification unit" of the 
.brary staff has been working to reclassi- 
y and enter into a computer MARC data- 
jiase all of the Crabbe Library's more 
,han 700,000 volumes. 

Weyhrauch praised the Ubrary staff 
nembers, and said credit was also due to 
,he EKU administration for its "con- 
inuing support and interest" in hbrary 
levelopment. Grants from the state 
Department of Libraries and Archives 
lelped greatly in speeding the reclassifica- 
ion process. 

The hbrary's next goal will be the re- 
:lassification and conversion of the re- 
maining 24,450 Dewey titles held in its 
branch Libraries and Archives to be used 
to further this goal during calendar 1985. 
Completion of the machine-readable 
catalog will place EKU in a strong posi- 
tion to convert to a fully computerized 
catalog system. In fact, a form of the 
automated card catalog is already in use 
at EKU. 

Called NEWBOOKS, the system 
allows students and faculty members to 
search through 2,000 of the most recent- 
ly acquired titles in the EKU library 
system — all via computer terminal. 

\viation Course Offered Evenings 

In response to requests from area business 
people, EKU is offering an aviation 
:ourse on Monday evenings during the 
1985 spring semester. 

Aviation 192, private pilot-ground 
school, is meeting from 6 to 9:30 p.m. 
Vlondays in the Stratton Building on the 
EKU campus. 

Eastern's private pilot course is 
taught in two parts — the ground school 
ind the flight instruction. Three credit 
lours are offered for the ground school 
:ourse and one credit hour is offered for 

Students may take ground school 

without taking night instruction, hui 
flight students nuist have attended LKU's 
ground school. 

EKU has offered special inierosi 
courses in flight for a number of \ears 
- but for continuing education credits 
only. EKU now offers a minor in avia- 
tion and is one of 160 schools in the 
United States offering credit hours for 
aviation instruction. 

The Aviation Program is seeking 
alunmi involved in aviation or aviation 
related industries who may be interested 
in serving on an Aviation Advisory Board. 
The board members are asked to partici- 
pate in meetings twice a year. These 
meetings provide a forum for discussion 
and input relating to continued develop- 
ment of aviation at EKU. Should anyone 
be interested in serving on the Board, 
please contact Dr. Wilma J. Walker. 
Coordinator, Aviation Program. Stratton 

Departing June 26 


featuring the Rhine, Danube 

and Moselle 

Departing November 5 


with stops in Madrid and 

Costa del Sol 

Call or write the alumni office 
for more details 

Model Lab School Wins 
Two Flags of Excellence 

EKU's Model Laboratory School has re- 
ceived two nags of excellence from the 
Kentucky Education Foundation. 

The flags were presented Nov. 10 in 
Frankfort to recognize excellence at 
Model High School and Model grades 
Kindergarten through eiglith grade. Flags 
were awarded statewide to schools with 
outstanding academic achievement. Four 
higli schools and 37 elementary schools 
were honored at the ceremony attended 
by state Superintendent of Public Instruc- 
tion Alice McDonald. 

To qualify for a flag, 80 percent of a 
school's students must meet or exceed 
the national average scores on the manda- 
tory achievement testing in grades three, 
five, seven and 10. In addition, the 

school's attendance rate nuist have been 
95 percent or bettor and its students must 
have an annual dropout rate of no more 
than 15 percent. 

Model Laboratory School has 740 
students in the system, 246 of tlieni in 
Model High School. 

Homer Ledford Honored at EKU 

Homer Ledford. famed Kentucky crafts- 
man and dulcimer niaker, reminisced 
about his days as a student at LKU and 
entertained appro.xiinately 70 guests at a 
tea in his honor in the Crabbe Library 
Townsend Room in September. 

Ledford. who attended Berea College 
for more than two years struggling with 
accounting and business courses before a 
professor brought him to EKU to pursue 
a degree in woodworking "where I be- 
longed," received his degree in 1055 from 

Dr. John Rowlett, vice president of 
academic affairs at EKU. remembered 
when Ledford came to the department of 
industrial education. "I had seen wliat he 
could do and he didn't need me to tell 
liim," he said. 

Recalhng a beginning woodworking 
class Rowlett said. "I put him at a work- 
bench and told him to do something that 
he had not done before. He made the 
most beautiful cherry silver box you ever 

Police Officers Graduate 
From Training Academy 

Thirty-three police officers representing 
23 police departments from throughout 
the state recently graduated from the 
Police Basic Training Academ>' conducted 
at EKU by the Kentucky Justice Cabinet 
Department of Training. 

The Department of Training provides 
programs for criminal justice personnel 
who are employed by various police de- 
partments and agencies in Kentucky. To 
date, the department has trained a total 
of 3.718 officers in 157 classes in the in- 
tensive 10-weck basic course as the first 
level in the department's career training 

Officers wlio completed the training 
program proved their abilities in such 
areas as criminal law, firearms, defensive 
driving, accident and criminal investiga- 
tions, first aid, social services, and 
management of human confiict. Gradu- 
ating officers are eligible to receive a 
salary supplement under the Kentucky 
police pay incentive program. D 



Colonels Con- 
clude Football 
Season with 
8-4 Record and 
OVC Title 

Eastern ended its 1984 football season 
November 24 with a 27-10 loss to Middle 
Tennessee in the first round of the NCAA 
Division I-AA playoffs at Hanger Field. 

The Colonels could not stop the Blue 
Raiders" overpowering ground game (tail- 
backs Vince Hall had 200 yards, while 
backup Gerald Anderson acccounted for 
123). Overall, MTSU had 403 yards of 
total offense and 25 first downs. 

"They just overpowered us. We 
couldn't stop them," said EKU head 
coach Roy Kidd. "But we had a fine sea- 
son. Anytime you can win eight games 
and win your conference, you have to call 

Dave Miller, a freshman from McKeesport, Pa., 
stops a Middle Tennessee running back for a 
loss in the first round of the 1-AA playoffs. 


(continued from page 1) 

bly proud of the manner in wliich our 
officers represented all of us. 

As the president's office was chang- 
uig occupants, the alumni office also was 
making some basic changes that will, in 
time, make a significant difference in the 
services provided to alumni. 

A final decision was reached on the 
selection of computer software, and the 
installation procedures are expected to be 
underway as you read this. EventuaUy, 
the thousands of alumni records will be 
fully computerized and we'll be better 
able to reach a greater number of grad- 
uates in a shorter period of time and 
more efficiently process the great amount 
of information that daily comes througli 
the office. Soon, we'll be asking many of 
you to update your personal information 
to insure that your files are current and 

Plans continue for Alumni Day on 
Mav 1 1 with the various reunion classes — 
1915, 1925, 1935. 1945, 1955, 1960 - 
that will be getting together. All class 
members have been sent a letter of notifi- 
cation and a class roster; if you or anyone 


you know in these classes have not re- 
ceived tliis information, please call the 
alumni office (606) 622-1260 to make 
certain all class members are included. 

Alumni chapter meetings for the 
spring are basically set and, hopefully. Dr. 
Funderburk wUl be able to attend these 
and greet alumni in Georgia, Florida, and 
at three meetings around Kentucky. He 
has indicated that he's eagerly looking 
forward to meeting with alumni at every 

Even as milestones come, the busi- 
ness of the University must continue. 
However, we would be remiss if we did 
not take a moment to say thank you to 
J.C. and Downey for their years of lead- 
ersliip to our Alma Mater. They will be 
living in Richmond, and will continue to 
be a part of the University they served so 
well for 24 years. 

And, finally, to our eighth President 
and Eastern's new and charming First 
Lady, we extend a warm and sincere wel- 
come and our confidence that our Alma 
Mater continues to be in very capable 


it a very successful season." 

Eleven Eastern seniors appeared 
their last game in the "Maroon ai 
Wliite" vs. Middle Tennessee. These I 
eluded kick returner Tony James, defe 
sive backs Anthony Jones and Mi 
Minis, punter Steve Rowe. offensive taci 
le Bennie Allen, center Chris SuUivaj 
kicker Joe Davis, defensive end Willia, 
May, tight end Scott Pearson, defensi 
end Charles Keller and linebacker Ter 
Simmons who was out with an injury 

"We're certainly going to miss the 
guys. They have made a huge contrib 
tion to tliis football program," said Kid 

Prior to the playoff game with Mi 
die, five Colonels were honored by tl 
Ohio Valley Conference. Chosen as fii 
team All-OVC were All-American Sulliv; 
at center from New Port Richey. Fl; 
junior co-captain Joe Spadafino at offe 
sive tackle from Dover, Del.; Keller at d 
fensive end from Miami Lakes, Fla.; Jon 
at roverback from Ocala, Fla.; and sop 
omore linebacker Fred Harvey from 1 
tusville. Fla. 

Harvey, who led the Colonels in tac 
les and assists with 60 tackles and 67 i 
sists despite missing two and one-hi 
games with a bruised toe, was also the i 
cipient of the OVC's Most Valuable Pla 
er on Defense award for 1984. 

EKU closed the season with an 
overall record, a sixth straight trip to tl 
I-AA playoffs, a 6-1 OVC mark and 
unprecedented fourth consecutive oi 
right OVC title. 

Eastern senior center Chris Sulliva 
has been named first-team Kodak A| 



American by the American Football Ai 
sociation (AFCA) for the second straigl 
year. , 

The I-AA team is composed of pla;, 
ers from schools in the NCAA's san 
classification. Robert Griffin, footba 
coach at the University of Rhode Islan( 
chaired the selection committee. 

SuUivan, who started in each of h 
50 collegiate games for the Colonels < 
center, was a two-time AU-Ohio Valle 


(nference performer and served as one 
(ithe offensive co-captains this year. 

He is a native of New Port Richey, 
1 1., and played for coach Keith Newton 
; Hudson Higli School before coming to 
1 stern. 

"Chris had one fine year for us at 
nter," said Eastern head football coach 
]iy Kidd. "He will be able to say to Iris 
lends and children some day that he was 

a team that won four straight confer 
i'ce titles, one national title and finished 
i':ond in another year. Not many people 
("1 say that." 

' He is the son of James and Rita Sul- 
I'an of Saginaw, Mich. 
• Five Eastern players were named to 
'3 Associated Press Division 1-AA foot- 
■'U teams. 

Eastern had a pair of second-teamers 
:' SulUvan and Harvey. Third team 
'oices for the Colonels were Jones and 
liadafino, while Keller was an honorable 
'sntion pick on the AP All-American 
'am for 1984. 

)ur Former EKU Baseball Players 
,)mplete Good Minor League Years 

pur baseball players who played for 
istern baseball coach Jim Ward between 
380 and 1983 had very good years at 
le minor league level tliis past summer. 
' One of the four, second baseman 
kott Earl, who played for the Colonels 
, 1981, had such a good year at Class 
AA Evansville that he was called up by 
le parent club, the Detroit Tigers and 
is seen considerable action with the 
jnerican League East Division cham- 
ions. At Evansville, Earl hit .251 in 534 
I bats; scored 82 runs; hit 21 doubles, 
ght triples, and 1 1 home runs; had 52 
Bl's; and stole 40 bases. He was select- 
1 as the American Association's All-Star 
:cond baseman. 

The other former Colonels in profes- 
onal baseball are pitchers. Steve Engel, 
ho wore the EKU maroon and white 
om 1981-83, compiled an 11-7 record 
id a 2.68 earned run average for the 
odi Cubs in the Class A League in Cali- 
irnia. Engel, a southpaw, racked up 
53 strike outs in 171 innings. 

Gene Walter, a righthander who 
layed at EKU in 1981 and 1982, was 7-3 
i a reliever with a 2.25 ERA for the 
eaumont Padres in the Class AA Texas 
eague. He appeared in 34 games and re- 
arded nine saves while striking out 71 in 
3 innings of rehef. 

The third former Eastern hurler is 
im Harkins, a lefthander, who compiled 
4-3 record as a rehever with the Miami 
adres of the Class A League in Florida. 


Harkins, who also played basketball at 
EKU from 1980- 1 982 , appeared in 40 
games, and struck out 50 hitters in 87 
innings. He had a 4.47 ERA. 

Baseball Team's Fall Record Is 15-3-1 

Coach Jim Ward's baseball team, tiie de- 
fending Ohio VaUey Conference champ- 
ions, has closed out a successful fall 
schedule with a 15-3-1 record includnig 
first place finishes in the EKU Fall Invita- 
tional and the Indiana State Fall Invita- 

"We are really encouraged by the 
team's showing tliis fall," said Ward, who 
led the Colonels to the OVC's Northern 
Division title and conference tournament 
championship last spring enroute to 
EKU's first-ever appearance in the NCAA 
Division 1 playoffs. "The coaching staff 
and players are confident the team will 
again be a contender for the OVC title 
next spring." 

Ward said he was especially encour- 
aged by the performance of right-handed 
pitchers Ricky Congleton and Sherman 
Bennett who are returning from arm in- 
juries suffered last year. "Both young 
men pitched very effectively this fall after 
sitting out last spring," said EKU's coacli. 

Impressive performances were also 
turned in by freshman Robert Moore 
from Cincirmati Purcell Fligh School, who 
was recruited to replace graduated co- 
captain Rocky Pangallo in centerfield. 
Moore hit .438 while leading the team in 
liits with 25. He also had 18 runs scored, 
12 RBl's, four home runs and played 
good defense in centerfield. 

Ward also cited the performances of 
two Paducah products, senior first-base- 
man Wes Hagan and senior shortstop 
Dennis Quigley. Hagan hit .360 with a 
team-leading six home runs and 23 RBl's. 
Quigley batted .384 and scored a team- 
leading 24 runs. He also hit nine doubles, 
three homers, and collected 17 RBl's. 

Brad Brian, a catcher, and right- 
fielder John Miles, both seniors from 
Louisville, were elected as co-captains for 
the 1985 season following the conclusion 
of the fall schedule. Brian played for 
Louisville St. Xavier's 1981 state cham- 
pionship team and Miles played at 

EKU Field Hockey Team 
Finishes Season at 7-13 

Eastern's women's field hockey team fin- 
ished its season with losses to Penn State 
and Davis and Elkins University. 

"Wo had iiiuic a lew exceptional 
players this season, lercsa I'owell was 
our season's high scorer with 1 1 goals. 
Anne Daugherty and Mary Gavin both 
had excellent seasons for us this year." 
said IKll coach l.yniie llarvel. 

EKU Freshman Is 

High School All-American 

Freshman Angle Barker of Elizabethlon, 
Teim., has been named a 1984 first-team 
high school track All-American by Adi- 
das, a sport equipment corporation. This 
is one of the highest honors a track 
athlete can achieve in national circles. 

Barker, a graduate of Eli/.abethton 
High School, is a three-time Tennessee 
state high school champion in both the 
shot put and discus. She was the l')83 
and 1984 National Junior champion. 

"This is quite a tribute to Angle's 
talent and shows she ranked high last year 
across the nation." said EKU assistant 
track coach Tim Moore. "She is going to 
be a tremendous asset to the field event 
unit of our team in the indoor and out- 
door season." 

The 19-year old daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Dallas Barker of Eli/abethton. Angle 
is majoring in physical education at EKU. 

EKU Sweeps OVC 

Cross Country Championships 

Led by the performances of senior Jay 
Hodge and freshman Christine Snow, 
EKU's men's and women's cross country 
teams swept the 1984 Ohio Valley Con- 
ference championships which were run 
over the hilly layout of EKLI's Arlington 
Golf Course. 

Led by Hodge's leading time of 
25:27 over the men's five-mile course. 
Coach Rick Erdmann's team placed five 
runners in the top 13 finishers as Eastern 
comphed a team score of 34 points to 
edge out Akron which had 37. 

Erdrnann was very concerned at the 
halfway point in the race as his team trail- 
ed Akron, but a strong push by Steve 
Duffy, Orssie Bumpus, and Craig Jackson 
in the last one-half mile placed those run- 
ners high in the point standings and en- 
abled Eastern to recapture the OVC title. 

Snow, who was featured in Sports 
[llustrated's "Faces in the Crowd" section 
in October, was the top individual fin- 
isher in the top eleven places as EKU de- 
feated the nearest challenger. Murray 
State, by a comfortable 3143 margin. 

The victory gave EKU's women its 
third consecutive OVC championship. D 


Dean Honored 
by Health Group 

Dr. David D. Gale, dean of EKU's College 
of Allied Health and Nursing, has become 
the second Kcntuckian to be elected a 
fellow in the American Society of Allied 
Health Professions. 

Gale, who joined the EKU faculty in 
1973, was elected to the society earlier 
this year. Selection is based on original 
contributions to the advancement of 
knowledge, distinguished educational, 
clinical or administrative activity and out- 
standing service to society. ASAHP fel- 
lows, who are elected for hfe, meet an- 
nually to advise the society on pubhc 
iiealth poUcy. 

EKU Professor Organizes Display 
of Historic Cameras 

Some people collect stamps. Others col- 
lect coins or rocks or butterflies. 

Dr. Glen A. Kleine collects cameras. 

KJeine, chairman of Eastern's Depart- 
ment of Mass Communications, teaches 
photojournalism and uses the historic 
cameras to teach the development of pho- 

Part of Kleine's collection was dis- 
played last semester in the lobby of the 
Carl D. Perkins Building. 

Kleine's collection includes box cam- 
eras and some very early bellows cameras, 
as well as more modern examples. 

Time Quotes EKU Professor 
about Televised Courses 

Jolin L. Flanagan, associate dean for non- 
traditional studies at EKU, has been 
quoted in Time magazine on an innova- 
tive program of televised courses offered 
througliout the state by Kentucky Educa- 
tional Television. Flanagan was quoted in 
the Oct. 22 issue of Time. 

His subject: video learning. 

Flanagan said he thouglit Time chose 
an EKU professor to interview because 
the University has been a leader in devel- 
oping the so-called "telecourses" in Ken- 

Specifically, the magazine's article is 
about a series of courses-for-credit pro- 
duced by the Annenberg School of 


Communication at the University of 
Pennsylvania and the Corporation for 
Public Broadcasting. 

Flanagan said EKU offers credit for 
three or four courses in addition to the 
Annenberg productions, and lias between 
70 and 100 students enrolled each semes- 

Time carried another article on tele- 
courses that mentioned Eastern on Oct. 
5, 1981. That article, titled, "No Boob 
Tubes," featured a Kentucky student, 
Celeste Price of Lousiville, who was en- 
rolled in Eastern Kentucky University 
and taking a course broadcast by KET, 
Flanagan said. 



Director of Public Information Named 

Middlesboro native Ronald E. Harrell has 
been named director of pubHc informa- 
tion at Eastern Kentucky University. 

Harrell, 30. formerly of Martin, 
Tenn., will coordinate EKU's news and 
public information programs and wiU 
serve as the University's haison with the 
news media. 

Prior to joining the EKU staff, Har- 
rell served for six years as director of uni- 
versity relations and director of informa- 
tion services at the University of Tennes- 
see at Martin. He also worked as an an- 
nouncer and broadcast engineer for 
WMOR AM-FM, Morehead, Ky., and as a 
correspondent for The Lexington Herald- 

The new public information director 

holds bachelor of arts degrees in journ 
ism and radio telcNision and the master 
arts degree in communications fro 
Morehead State University. 

EKU Teacher to Serve as Coordinator 
of Writing Awards 

.'\n associate professor of English h 
been named state coordinator for tl 
National Council of Teachers of Engli 
annual Achievement Awards in Writiri 

Dr. Richard D. Freed, 41 , will ov( 
see the Kentucky competition, which 
part of a national program that cites a 
pro.ximately 800 high school seniors ea^ 
year for excellence in writing. More th; 
6,000 students have been nominated f 
the national awards in 1984. 

Freed routes entries of finalists 
about 80 last year - to the contest juc 
es, coordinates the winners, and helps; 
lect and distribute next year's cont£ 
topics to higli school teachers across t 

Teacher Honored by Science Associatio 

Michael J. Wavering, a 37-year-old teach 
of high school chemistry and physics, ai 
middle school science at EKU's Moc 
Laboratory School, has been named "S ■ 
ence Teacher of the Year" by the Ke- 
tucky Association for Progress in Sclent. 

The association is a state-wide groA 
of teachers of science. The award is givi 
yearly to the Kentucky science teach' 
who the association feels has done oi- 
standing service in teacliing. The criteii 
for selection were based on personal qui- 
ities, academic pursuits, successful pr- 
fessional accomplishments, professiorl 
affihations and teacliing experieiic<. 

Wavering, who joined the EKU faci- 
ty in 1979, has been published widely fr 
his contributions to the science educatin 
community. He has taught each year i 
the Governor's Scholars Program sin' 
its founding. 

Faculty Members Participate in 
Regional Reading Conference 

Forty -seven EKU faculty members part- 
ipated in the 10th Southeastern Regiorl 
Conference of the International Readis 
Association, Nov. 7-9, in Lexington. 
More than 5,000 people attended t! 


■ec-day event. Twenty-nine EKU lacul- 
1 members presented sessions to the con- 
'ition. and 18 more faculty members 
Inn Eastern presided over meetings. 

A total of 290 sessions were held 
(.ring the convention. 

KU English Professor 
limed Association President 

.y .Allameh, a member of the EKU 
i'partment of English, has been named 
esident of the Kentucky Teaching of 
iglish to Speakers of Other Languages 
r 1984-85. She joined the EKU faculty 

,CU Geologist to Study 
.ammoth Cave Water System 

I". Ralph C. Ewers, associate professor of 
|Ology. has received a S26.000 contract 
,th Mammoth Cave National Park to 
easure the flow of water througli the 
gion's limestone. 

The project will help track and con- 
d1 pollutants wliich may work their 
ay into the water system, endangering 
e cave visitors and the dehcate ecology 
'the Mammoth Cave system. 

Ewers will design and install instru- 
ents that will provide information re- 
irding how the water system in the cave 
sponds to such things as rain pulses, and 
>es and falls in the level of the Green 

The need for the study is acute, as 
cent environmental events point out. 
!veral caves in the area have been poUu- 
d already by ground water containing 
ixic substances. Such pollutants make 
e caves unsafe for visitors, according 
' data in the contract proposal submit- 
d by Ewers and his team. 

The instruments placed by the EKU 
ology team wiU measure various chemi- 
1 properties of the water, as well as 
ling tied into a network of rain gauges 
hich win measure how much new water 
entering the system. 

Ewers said the first instrument pack- 
;e would be ready for field testing short- 
after the first of the year. Tests will be 
ild in the Turnhole Basin area just out- 
ieof the park. 

Installation and testing of the re- 
aining instrument packages will take 
>out another year. 

ofessor Receives Insurance Award 

r. Samuel H. Weese, EKU chairman and 
ofessor of insurance studies, has re- 


ceived the National Association of Profes- 
sional Surplus Lines Offices "Industry 
Award" for 1984. 

Weese's research and writings on the 

subject of surplus lines insurance during 
the past 15 years were cited as having 
made major contributions toward a better 
understanding of this specialized segment 
of the property-liability insurance indus- 
try. The award was presented in Septem- 
ber at the annual convention in Los 
Angeles by the organization's president. 
A. Norman Dubois, of Chicago, III. 

EKU Names New Department Chairs 

New chairs have been named to Eastern 
Kentucky University's Departments of 
Art, Police Administration, and Loss Pre- 
vention and Safety. 

Richard R. Adams has been named 
the new chair of EKU's Department of 
Art. Adams, 35. comes to EKU from 
Southern Utah State College, where he 
served on the art faculty for seven years 
and as its chair for four years. 

Adams did his undergraduate work at 
Hobart College in Geneva, N.Y., and re- 
ceived liis master's of fine arts degree 
from Indiana University in 1976. 

Larry Gaines, 36, assumed liis duties 
as chair of the Department of Police Ad- 
ministration on July 1 . 

A former Lexington poUce officer, 
Gaines received liis bachelor's degree in 
law enforcement and his master's in 
criminal justice - both from EKU. He 
received Iris Ph.D. in criminal justice from 
Sam Houston State University in Hunts- 
ville, Texas. 

Bill G. TUlett is taking over the 
newly created Department of Loss Pre- 
vention and Safety. He previously was 
chair of the Department of Security 
which was merged into his new depart- 
ment during a recent reorganization. 

The 41 -year-old Tillett has been with 
EKU for 10 years. He did his undergrad- 
uate work at the University of Louisville, 
received liis master's from EKU and his 
Ed.D. from the University of Kentucky. 

Grant Awarded for 

"Earthquake Awareness" Campaign 

William M. Abney, coordinator of the fire 
& safety engineering technology program 
in the Department of Loss Prevention 
and Safety, has received a 510,000 fed- 
eral grant to develop and distribute 
materials on earthquake awareness. 

The one-year grant is from the Fed- 
eral Emergency Management Agency. 

The information campaign will in- 
clude public service announcements for 
the media and pamphlets for the general 
public telling what lo do and not do in an 

Western Kentucky will receive much 
of the attention because it lies near tiie 
New Madrid Fault. However, the cam- 
paign will include the Louisville, Lexing- 
ton and Central Kentucky areas. 

EKU Profes.sor Receives Art Award 

Charles llelmuth. EKU professor of art, 
has received the Texas Gas Resources 
Corporation Purchase award of S2,000in 
the Mid-American Biennial Art Exhibi- 
tion at the Owensboro Museum of Art. 

llelmuth received the award for his 
charcoal and oil on canvas work entitled 
"Jill, Bryan, and Jim." A total of 43 
works were selected for the show out of 
474 entries from 40 states. 

llelmuth has taught painting at EKU 
since 1970 and is presently teaching and 
working in Italy. 

Zimmemian Named KCPA President 

Kurt Zimmerman, director of the Divi- 
sion of Career Development &. Placement, 
has been elected president of the Kentuc- 
ky College Placement Association. KCP.A, 
for 1984-85. 

During the past seven years he has 
served on the association's board of direc- 
tors, as vice president and on several 
committee chairmanships. 

Zinnnerman. 46. has been with EKU 
since 1977. 

New Station Manager Joins WEKU-FM 

Roger W. Sarow, 34. of Madison. Wis.. 
has been named station manager of 
WEKU-FM. the public radio voice of 

Sarow. a native of Evansvillc, Wis., 
came to WEKU-FM from WHA Radio in 
Madison, Wis., where he was program 
director for two years. He had served 
WHA as radio producer-host for nearly 
four years before that. 

Earlier, Sarow served WLSU Radio in 
La Crosse, Wis., as news director, and was 
associate editor of the Evatm'ille (Wis. J 
Review newspaper. 

Sarow did his undergraduate work at 
the University of Wisconsin, where he 
graduated with honors in 1972. He is 
now completing work for his master's de- 
gree from the University of Wisconsin at 
Madison. D 



Student Alumni Association 

Charter members of the new Student Alumni Association include, seated, from left: Diane Storey, 
president-elect, Louisville; Lisa Thompson, Nicholasville; Julie Burt, Somerset; Donna Buckman, 
president, Louisville; Leigh Ann Dosch, Bellevue; Vicki Carpenter, Owingsvillc; Robin Gamett, 
secretary, Burlington, and Denise Lichty, Richmond. Back row, from left; Mark Turpin, Richmond; 
Elizabeth Cummins, Somerset; Kevin Miller, Dayton; Charlie Sutkamp, Bellevue; Ron Wolfe, 
adviser, director of alumni affairs; Mike Stover, South Shore; Arthur O'Bannon, Louisville, and 
Daren Marionneaux, Richmond. The organization was formed this year to assist the Alumni Associ- 
ation in its various programs and activities. 

Crestwood Student 
Organizes Equestrian 

By Sherry Kaffenbarger 
Progress Organizations Editor 

A new sports club — with exactly one 
member - has been organized tluough 
the Eastern Kentucky University's divi- 
sion of intramurals. 

The club's one member, Sabina M. 
Oldaker, is making a great showing at area 
collegiate horse show competitions. 

Oldaker, a freshman from Crest- 
wood, said she has participated in shows 
sponsored by the Kentucky Hunter and 
Jumper Association since she was in 
fourth grade. 

"Most shows I've been in are held 
anywhere from Indiana to Nashville," 
Oldaker said. "I've also shown in Florida 

I've shown horses before, but the in- 
tercollegiate competition is new to me," 
Oldaker explained 

Last semester, Oldaker had shown 
for the University in meets at Hiawassee 
University, Morehead State University 
and Midway College. 

She said she presently holds the 


highest amount of points in the area in- 
tercollegiate competition through her 
placings in these meets. 

Points are awarded for top placings 
and these numbers are accumulated over 
the various meets to determine the high 
point winner. 

Oldaker has compiled a score of 32 
over three shows, which puts her five 
points over the 27 needed to qualify for 
the regionals. 

The regional contest will be held in 
March at the Kentucky Horse Park in 
Lexington, according to Oldaker. Then, 
a national competition will be held for 
qualifiers from each of the regions. 

The University is included in Region 
Six with such schools as Middle Tennes- 
see State University, Morehead State Uni- 
versity, the University of Tennessee, Mid- 
way College and Southern Illinois. Olda- 
ker said she has enjoyed meeting new 
friends from many of these schools. 

Although Oldaker has been offered a 
scholarsliip to attend Midway College by 
competing on the school's equestrian rid- 
ing team, she said she plans to stay at 
EKU and build the equestrian club here 
within the division of intramurals. 

"I want more people who know how 
to ride or have experience, to get on the 
team," she said. 

Riders are required to supply th 
own riding clothes, but at each of t 
meets riders must ride a horse supplied 
the university hosting the competitic 
Oldaker said. 

EKU presently has no horses, t 
Oldaker said the University's division .' 
intramurals may sponsor a competition 
the spring. 

Althougli Oldaker said she enjc; 
riding and competing in these events, s|: 
said she puts a lot of time into the sporj 

"It's a lot of work keeping up wj 
it. It's kind of like basketball practice 
if you don't keep up with it, you del 
do as well," she said. 

"It's worth all the fun and exci 
ment and competition." she added. 

5 EKU Students Win ROTC Awards 

Five EKU students were given RO 
awards during the annual U.S. Ari|^ 
ROTC Awards Day in October. 

John A. Blakenbaker of Louisville 
ceived the Most Outstanding Sen 
ROTC Student Award. Tliis award is W 
liighest honor any Army ROTC cadet tii 

Timothy J. Snyder of Cincinnati i- 
ceived the Outstanding Military Scierp 
Student Award. | 

Bernard W. Mattingly of Lebanli 
received the Distinguished Military S • 
dent Award. Mattingly also received i 
award for outstanding performance b;a 
MiUtary Science III cadet at the 193 
summer camp. 

Robert Patrick SuUivan of Burnsiie 
received the Mihtary Science III Superjr 
Cadet Award. 

Gordon D. Preston of Richmond - 
ceived the Military Science II Superit 
Cadet Award. 

EKU Student Wins Piano Scholarship 

Cindy Hedrick of Mount Vernon. Is 
won the Marlene Begley Young Schof- 
ship in piano. | 

Miss Hedrick is the daughter of it. 
and Mrs. Charles Hedrick, and is a secor> 
semester sophomore at EKU. ■ 

She has studied piano for 1 1 yea), 
and has played for the Rockcastle Cour/ 
Higli School chorus for three years aJ 
for various church singing groups. Ms 
Hedrick also plays clarinet in the conat 



nd and is a music education major. 

<X] Design Student Wins Burner Award 

idy Sparks, of Flatwoods a senior in- 
rior design major at EKU, has been 
tfarded the Burrier Scholarsliip Award. 

The S250 award is based on strong 
'laracter and scholarship and is given 
inually to a student majoring in home 

Sparks serves as president of the stu- 
'mt chapter of the American Society of 
terior Designers at EKU. 


™y Hicks Wins Scholarship 

'my Hicks of Augusta has been awarded 
le Larry J. Pope Memorial Scholarsliip 
'ir the fall semester. 

The $100 scholarship is awarded 
ich semester to an EKU student from 
racken County, Ky., on the basis of 
ade point average, need, and the re- 
Dmmendation of the scholarship com- 

Miss Hicks, a sophomore accounting 
lajor, is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Gary 
'. Hicks, Sr. of Augusta. 

ku Holds Initial 
entucky School Showcase 

KU students majoring in education and 
;presentatives from 22 Kentucky school 
('Stems met to discuss careers in educa- 
on during EKU's recent Kentucky 
chool Showcase . 

Sponsored by the Division of Career 
tevelopment and Placement and the 
oUege of Education, the event was de- 
gned to provide EKU students with in- 
Jrmation about participating school 
('Stems and to give school system per- 
jnnel opportunity to meet and evaluate 
rospective teachers from EKU. 

School systems participating in the 
lowcase ranged from Hardin County to 
[arlan County, and from Mason County 
3 Middlesboro Independent. 

;KU Student Wins 
lational Design Award 

ohn Kwiecinski, 27, originally of Hamil- 
3n and now of Cincinnati, has won a 
urniture design competition sponsored 
y the International Woodworking Ma- 
hinery and Furniture Association. 

Kwiecinski won with his design for a 
omputer work station called "Access". 
Tie Computer cabinet is made of white, 
'lastic laminate and oak. The work 


station contains an adjustable keyboard 
platform, a shelf for the computer disc 
drives and monitor, and a separate shelf 
for the printer. 

A patent is now pending wiiii the 
U.S. Patent Office in Washington. D.C. 

The EKU student's design will bo 
featured in the ne.xt edition of "De- 
sign Horizons," a U.S. publication, and 
in a coming edition of the Japanese Trade 
Association's magazine. 

"Kwiecinski is a senior majoring in 
industrial arts education in the dejiart- 
ment of industrial education and technol- 
ogy. The department has had winners in 
this design competition for four consecu- 
tive years." 

EKU Students Win 

Mass Communications Scholarships 

Mary Catherine Cherol and Lisa G. Frost, 
both of Louisville, and WUliam Dale 
Bryant of Wilhamsburg have won S200 
Mass Communications Scholarships at 
EKU. The awards are given annually for 
leadership, dedication and service to the 

Cherol, a senior pubhc relations 
major, won in the EKU pubhc relations 
division. She is the daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. James W. Cherol, 7715 Nalan Drive. 
Louisville. She has been active in public 
relations both as a paid intern for Jeffer- 
son County Judge-E.xecutive Mitch Mc- 
Connell and as a volunteer for the Mc- 
Connell Senate Committee's publicity 
committee during the summer. 

Frost, 1002 Girard Drive, Louisville, 
a senior journalism major and history 
minor, has received the journalism award. 
She is the editor-in-chief of The Eastern 
Progress, the student weekly newspaper. 

Bryant, a senior broadcasting major 
and political science minor, is the broad- 
casting scholarship recipient. Son of Mr. 
and Mrs. WiUiam R. Bryant of Williams- 
burg, he has worked at a variety of Ken- 
tucky broadcasting stations, and current- 
ly is a weekend producer-reporter for 
WKYT-TV in Lexington. 

7 EKU Students Join 

Law Enforcement Honorary 

Seven EKU students have been inducted 
this fall into Alpha Phi Sigma, the nation- 
al criminal justice honor society. 

Admission to the society is open to 
students who have distinguished them- 
selves througli excellent scholastic a- 
chievement in criminal justice studies. 

The students are: 

lladi lUissoin Alsgoor, a police ad- 
ministration major from Najran, Saudi 
Aralija; Miciuiel L. Uarr.a corrections and 
police adiiimistratjoii major Irom Lexing- 
ton; Jill M. Briede, a police adiniiuslra- 
tion major Irom Covington; Robert C. 
Green, a security and loss prevention 
major from Harrodsburg; James M. Keat- 
ing, a fire safety engineering major from 
Bellbrook, Ohio; David Molony, a securi- 
ty and loss prevention major from Villa 
Hills, and Orlen Smith, a police adminis- 
tration major from Louisville. 

All of these students are studying in 
the EKU College of Law Enforcement. 

EKU Student Wins 

T. L. Holcomb Scholarship 

Janet Boothe of Rineyvillc, a senior 
occupational therapy student at EKU, has 
won the T. L. IU)lcomb Scholarsiiip for 

She was one of two outstanding staff 
members this summer at the Ridgecrest 
Baptist Conference Center in Ridgecrest, 
N.C.. who were honored with the award, 
which is given to outstanding staff mem- 
bers who are undergraduate students 
attending accredited educational institu- 

The award was designed to motivate 
employees of the Conference Center to 
deliver a high quality of service, to recog- 
nize outstanding employees who serve at 
the Conference Center, and to assist de- 
serving students with tiieir education. 

The award honors T.L. Holcomb. the 
executive secretary-treasurer of the Bap- 
tist Sunday School Board in 1935. 

5 EKU Students Join 
Broadcasting Honorary 

Five EKU Students have been granted 
associate membership in Alpha Epsilon 
Rlio. the national broadcasting society. 

Associate membership allows stu- 
dents to begin enjoying tiie professional 
contacts and information provided by the 
society while they work on meeting the 
requirements for full membership. 

A full member of Alpiia Epsilon Rho 
must have a 3.0 grade point average on a 
4-point scale, and have taken at least 10 
semester hours in broadcasting courses. 

Greg Chandler. David Stewart and 
Erin Ladd. all of Le.xington. and Julie 
Denton and James S. McGarry Jr., both 
of Louisville, were admitted to associate 

The society has about 45 members 
on the EKU campus. a 




A Century 
Well Spent 

W. M. Walkins, '29, is an educator . . . 
always has been, always will be. 

What makes him so unique is how he 
became one, and how long he lias re- 
mained one. 

Born August 18, 1884 near Grove 
Ridge in Casey County, he has compiled a 
century of memories that he still shares 
with a characteristic twinkle in his eye 
that liglits up his contagious enthusiasm 
for education. 

His first memories of Eastern came in 
the spring of 1908 when he came to the 
campus as a member of the baseball team 
at Western to pitch the second game of a 

By 1929, he had moved from Bowl- 
ing Green to Richmond and during that 
year, he pitched for the seniors against a 
team composed of faculty. "I failed to 
strike out or keep Smith Park from 
lutting," he recalled. 

Why did it take liim so long to get a 
degree'.' The answer is simple; he had too 
much living to do at the time. 

"A degree didn't mean a darn thing 
to me," he said on the eve of lus 100th 
birthday. "That's why it took me a 
while. I went to Union, Western, Cum- 
berland . . . played baseball and enjoyed 

,'Mthough he was well-traveled among 
the state's colleges, his penchant for 
wanderlust extended beyond Kentucky. 
"When 1 was 1 7 I thought 1 wanted to be 
a cowboy," he smiled. "So, I went to 
Texas to try my hand at it. I finally 
learned to rope a little; but I had to give 
it up." 

Further travels took him via Los 
Angeles on his way to Seattle, but a 
rough boat ride left liim seasick and 
stranded in Sacramento where he worked 
briefly as a bookkeeper for the railroad. 

But, it was a love for learning, for 
great books, that kept liim enthralled 
with life, and before long, he was back in 
his native county involved in education. 

He began his career in the rural Casey 
County Schools at Golden Pond, rose to 
serve as principal, spent nearly a quarter 

An avid writer and reader, Mr. Watkins still finds time to peruse the various 
great books, including his edition of The Men, Women, Events, Institutions 
and Lore of Casey County. 


century as superintendent and almost a 

half century in education. 

They were years of growth and dedi 
cation wliich saw him build nearly 100 
one-room schools in Casey County so 
that those "little children could have an 

It was a time when he bought SIO 
libraries from the American Book Com- 
pany and introduced them in every Case 
County School so those "little fellows 
could have readable libraries that inclu- 
ded Dickens and Voltaire." 

He brought in outside speakers, in- 
troduced night school, and did whatever 
had to be done to educate the people he 

"Once a man with 16 children came 
and asked me to build a school house fo 
liis children because the closest one to 
them was four miles away. So. I built 
one of those little cigar bo.xes for him." 

They were not the best of times, bu 
times made better by a compassionate 
superintendent who understood what 
learning was all about. "The seats were 
all the same size; they didn't fit the littl( 
fellows. And, we had to build the house 
near a spring for a water supply." 


\V. M. Watkins poses with his wife of 68 yearS; 
Edna, outside their home in Liberty durin] 
the celebration of his 100th birthday. 

So, the little one-room schools that 
dotted the countryside in Casey County 
all sported libraries with the great book; 
that watchful Mr. Watkins knew held thi 
key to learning. 

"I still enjoy Voltaire, Cervantes, au 
others," he smiled. "And my copy of n' 
book The Men, Woi7ien, Events, Institu- 
tions and Lore of Casey County, Kentw 
ky, still gets my attention from time to 

For his dedication to the professior 
he was named Casey County's Father ol 
Education in 1983 by the Casey Count} 


Education Association, an award that was 
especially appropriate, for a man whose 
educational philosophy and practice had 
made the difference in hundreds of lives. 

If as someone once said, the mark of 
an educated man is liis abihty to use his 
language, then W. M. Watkins quaHfies. 
His reading habits have left him with an 
easy access to metaphor, simile, and 
imagery that leaves his reader or hstener 
amused and, in some cases, somber. 

Commenting on liis 50th class reun- 
ion at Eastern in 1979, he wrote, "Time 
the tomb buUder has saddled Bill, the 
poor jackass, with so many years that he 
has become somewhat incapacitated. We 
don't think it would be wise to take our 
lumbago, shooting pains and ingrown toe 
nails on such an outing." 

After one especially long letter to a 
friend, he concluded, "If you want to ex- 
communicate and shoot me at sunrise, 
will lend my assistance for boring you in 
passing away the time by writing about 
dead issues and people. Give yourself 
time and you will grow old and cliildish." 

And, in one stirring passage, he wrote 
a striking evaluation of his friend LUlard 
Rodgers' teaching ability. "To a great 
degree, it could be said of him that he 
touched the corpse of inertia, indiffer- 
ence, prejudices and ignorance and it 
came to hfe. He opened the door and re- 
moved the shadows in the hearts and 
minds of children." 

Perhaps his love of education in 
general and children in particular makes 
an article he wrote for the Kentucky 
SchoolJoimmlin 1941 his favorite piece 
of expository prose. 

Entitled Old Mother Goose, the arti- 
cle reads, in part: 

Mother Goose is not a legend, but a 
vital, living reality that reaches from 
early childhood to old age. Mother 
Goose is the sum and substance of 
inherited desire on the part of the 
child for harmony, understanding, 
humor, speech development, inner 
expression, and the development of 
the human ego, that mysterious 
attribute imparted by the Master of 
Life to his children. A child who has 
been so unforturwte as never to have 
had the blessings of Mother Goose 
bestowed on him by parents, teacher, 
or playmates indeed has traveled the 
barren desert of "Lost Joy "and will 
carry the shadows of "Twilight 
Valley " throughout life 's span. 

His affinity for the King's English is 

no less effective when he speaks of tus be- 
loved wife, Edna, who has shared his life 
for 68 years. "I met her in 1915 when I 
came to Liberty to teach and fell hope- 
lessly in love with that Queen of Sheba," 
he said. Later he added in a note to a 
friend in 1968, "I have been striving to 
make Edna Lee the best darned husband 
this side of the River Styx." 

Four cliildren blessed their union - 
Josephine, Elizabeth, Sharleen and James. 
Ten grandcliildren and 10 great-grand- 
children followed. 

As he sat on the porch of his home in 
Liberty one day before liis 100th birth- 
day, he mulled over the congratulatory 
cards from Johnny Carson, Governor 
Martha Layne Collins, Representative 
Tim Lee Carter, among others. He was 
deeply honored by their reniemberance. 

but it was his Edna that kept the twinkle 
in liis eye. "That girl can do an\thing." 
he smiled. "When 1 get a little tired. I 
just go over to her, get a little kiss, and 
it's instant rejuvenation." 

For a century, he has learned and led 
the learned . . . his own experiences 
fashioning a philosophy of education that 
was exactly right for his time and his peo- 
ple .. . for any time and an> people . . . 
for he saw in great books the lessons in 
life that are timeless . . . lessons that can 
be learned by the poor, the isolated, as 
well as the rich and privileged. 

The important thing is that he learn- 
ed his lessons early enough and has had 
good health long enough to share them 
with thousands of others who now lead 
productive lives because W. M. Watkins is 
an educated man.D 






By Mason Smith 

A Unique Way 
To Serve l[bur 
Alma Mater 

Members of Eastern's 50,000-plus alumni 
association for years have supported their 
alma mater in a variety of ways. Many 
graduates support EKU's pursuit of quali- 
ty with regular gifts to academic pro- 
grams, scholarship funds, and intercol- 
legiate athletics teams. Others continue to 
support the University with their pre- 
sence at campus events and alumni meet- 

Now, EKU alumni have an additional 
opportunity to get directly involved with 
the University through participation in 
Eastern's new Alumni Career Network. 

Inaugurated late last spring, the net- 
work allows alumni to serve as career 
contacts, recruiting agents, and infor- 
mation conduits for the EKU commu- 
nity said Kurt Zimmerman, director of 
Eastern's Division of Career Development 
and Placement. 

"There really are unUmited opportu- 
nities for alumni to continue to be of 
service," Zimmerman said. For one 
thing, "it provides a link for alumni back 
to the campus," and for another, the 
alumni may benefit directly from several 
of the network's activities. 

Other schools, particularly private 
colleges, have used alumni networks for 
years, Zimmerman said. 

"In many cases they've used the 
networks only for job placement," he 
said. "And we're interested in this func- 
tion too. But last year while we were 
developing the outlines of the program, 1 
thouglit, 'Why not use this as a recruiting 
strategy?' " 

Officials in the EKU Admissions of- 
fice agreed, and so the program was born. 

Among other functions, the network 
is designed to provide area alumni con- 
tacts, help student recruitment, support 
graduate relocation and alumni placement 
services and serve as a career resource re- 
servoir for campus-based students. 

"We had 1 20 alumni coordinators 
sign on as charter members," Zimmerman 

Late last spring the career counselors 
in Zimmerman's office put togeliier 
packets of information for the new coor- 
dinators. Each packet contained catalogs, 
campus maps, application forms, financial 
aid forms and other assorted materials. 

Because the network was so new, use 
of it was liglit last spring semester. 

"I think we had about 32 users of 
the system," he said. 

With this first "network" in place. 
Zimmerman said, "We spent the summer 
looking at where our 'holes' were geo- 

His office located alumni in areas 
where none had joined the network, and 
asked them if they would like to partici- 
pate. More than 20 new people were add- 
ed to the charter group. 

"We had 143 coordinators at last 
count," Zimmerman said. This number is 
growing constantly. 

"I don't see why we couldn't have 
500 or more coordinators," Zimmerman 

Right now the network has members 
from 27 career fields living in more than 
30 states. 

The goal. Zimmerman said, is to have 
network members in all 50 states and in 
major metropoUtan areas within each 

But plans aside, what happens if a 
person decided to become an Alumni 
Career Network Coordinator? 

"Right now we ask each coordinator 
to fill out a form, giving us information 
like name, address and career field," Zim- 
merman said. Because the network is so 
new, entry into the network is fairly sim- 

"At some point we'll probably be 
getting more selective. We'll be looking 
for people in specific career fields and in 
specific geographic areas," he said. 

And how much can a coordinator ex- 
pect to invest in time and money? 

"My reaction is that this is a volun- 
teer service," Zimmerman said. 



Bruce Boyer, an attorney in Clearwater. Florida, reviews the 
resume of a senior before the Tampa/St. Petersburg Alumni 
Chapter meeting, to see if anyone can give hini assistance as a 
member of the Alumni Career Network in the Tampa area. 

"There are no dues. And there is no 
commitment other than what >ou can do 
in your community witli your time and 

He said that the University is not ask- 
ing its coordinators to undertake specific 
goals at this point. 

"What we're saying is, 'Be creative.' 
If you see in your local newspaper that a 
college night is coming up at your higli 
school, then call that high school and say, 
"I represent Eastern Kentucky Universi- 
ty. Can I come?" 

Zimmerman said the network has al- 
ready had one call from an EKU alumnus 
who is a guidance counselor in Florida. 

" . . . we're looking for 
people who are 
interested and 

"He said that his school was having a 
college night, and he wanted to know if 
we could send someone down from East- 
ern to cover it. Well, we can't make a trip 
like that for one meeting, but we did call 
the coordinator nearest the town and ask 
if he could attend. 

"He said he could, extra materials 
were sent, and the event was a big suc- 
cess," Zimmerman said. 

As another example of yoeman's 
service, he said two or three alumni coor- 
dinators had taken out ads in their local 
newspapers to say that they were the lo- 
cal representatives of EKU, and that they 
would be happy to talk with any students 
interested in more information about the 

"This is the kind of thing we're look- 
ing for," Zimmerman said, "people who 
are interested and creative." 

He said the Alumni Chapter in Atlan- 
ta deserved particular credit. This chap- 

ter lias combined the career network oper- 
ation with its alumni cliapter efforts. 

"They have a Welcome Wagon Com- 
mittee in Atlanta." he said. The commit- 
tee is actively seeking to attract EKU 
graduates to the Atlanta market. 

Atlanta's EKU Welcome Wagon Com- 
mittee consists of several alunmi who act 
as host to any senior who travels to At- 
lanta for a prearranged job interview. 

If a student accepts a job in Atlanta, 
the 300-plus members of the alumni 
chapter will help the new arrival settle in- 
to the community. 

"We'd hke to see some of our other 
alumni chapters develop similar pro- 
grams," Zimmerman said. 

Although new to Eastern, the net- 
work idea has been tested at other institu- 

"I know a number of campuses that 
use alumni" in various capacities, he said. 

"In fact, I'm a member of my alma 
mater's network, at Bowhng Green State 
University," Zimmerman said. "Their 
mascot is the falcon, so we're called the 
Falcon Hunters." 

As with many other such networks. 
Bowling Green uses its network "to tlnd 
employment openings, to try to generate 
job opportunities." 

And alumni networks can also be 
used as a resource base for students still 
on campus. 

"It's a way of letting students talk to 
practitioners in the field in their chosen 

"My thought was to develop a pro- 
gram hke this at EKU," Zimmerman 
said, "but to expand it a httle bit. There 
was no reason to limit this operation to 
one or two objectives." 

Persons who are interested in joining 
the EKU Alumni Career Network should 
contact Kurt Zimmerman at the EKU 
Division of Career Development and 
Placement, Coates Box 26A, EKU, 
Richmond, Ky. 40475-0931 , or call 
(606) 622-2765. □ 

Football Teams 

Fall is for football . . . and football 

Two of Eastern's finest groups, 
Rome Rankin's Boys and the 1954 
Tangerine Bowl team got together 
for separate reunions during this past 
season to swap old stories. 

For Rome's boys, it was fun as 
usual. Team members from around 
the United States came back for the 

Two coordinators for the Rankin reunion, 
Walt Mayer (left) and Irv Kuehn, share a 
liglit moment at one of the weekend re- 
ceptions lield to honor the group. 

The Friday evening reception for the Tan- 
gerine Bowl team members and their wives 
was hosted by Fred and F.dna Darling. 

weekend with old friends. J. W. 
"Spider" Thurman, Irv Kuehn and 
Walt Mayer coordinated the festivi- 
ties which included special guest, 
Katherine Rankin, the coach's wife, 
who came to see "my boys," as she 
put it. And, although the Colonels 
lost the game, the weekend was a 
winner for the Rankin team. 




Members of the 1954 Tangerine Bowl team 
who returned for their fall reunion included, 
row one, from left: Charles Sammons, Chuck 
Bell, Bob Lenderman, Horace Harper, Coach 
Glenn Presnell, Coach Fred Darling. Row two: 
Frank Nassida, Don Daly, Bill Bradford, Roy 
Hortman, "Dutch" Greene, Don Boyer, Don 
Hortman. Row three: Tom Sammons, Gary 
Arthur, Ed Miracle, "Bubba" Marchetti, Bill 
Castle, Fred Winscher, Charles True, Tom 
Schulte and Jerry Boyd. 

The 1954 Tangerine Bowl team got 
together during the weekend of the 
Murray State game and saw the latest edi- 
tion of the Colonels sohdify their claim 
to another OVC crown. Co-hosts for 
team members were Fred and Edna Dar- 
ling and Ed and Donna Miracle. 

Like their counterparts from the 
Rankin era, team members came from 
Michigan, Virginia, South Carolina, Ohio, 
as well as Kentucky, to remember that 
team of thirty years ago. That they lost 
by a score of 7-6 didn't seem to matter 
anymore . . . what counted was the caring 
of old friends who shared old photo- 
graphs . . . watched films of that liistoric 
game in Orlando, Florida, and remem- 
bered how much they meant to each 

J.W. "Spider" Thurman, an Ail-American quar- 
terback for Rome Rankin and a coordinator for 
the reunion, led his teammates again - this time 
it was through the line at the Colonel Club Tail- 
gate Party before the game. 

SPRING 1985 

Atlanta Chapter Monday, March 4 

Ft. Lauderdale . . . .Wednesday, March 6 
St. Petersburg/Tampa. Thursday, March 7 

Orlando Friday , March 8 

Hazard/Perry County . . .Friday, April 19 
Greater Cincinnati . . . Thursday, April 25 
Greater Louisville*. . . .Tuesday, April 23 
* tentative 

Weight Room in Begley Building 
Named for Jack Ison 

Recognition is the result of dedication 
and hard work. For EKU assistant coach 
Jack Ison, recognition comes in the form 
of a new and modern weight room in the 
Robert B. Begley Building bearing his 

Head coach Roy Kidd initiated the 
special recognition for Ison. "1 know 
how much time Jack spends in the weight 
room. I thought that it would only be 
appropriate for anyone who gives 18 
years of service and dedication to East- 
ern," he said. 

The EKU Board of Regents, upon 
the recommendation of University Presi- 
dent J. C. Powell, officially named the 
facihty the Jack Ison Weight Room. 

"I feel uncomfortable with the rec- 
ognition," said Ison, who serves as the de- 
fensive coordinator for the Colonels. "1 
really feel kind of guilty. There are so 
many others who have contributed — 
coach Kidd, the other coaches, the stu- 
dent assistants, the graduate assistants 
and the players." 

The weight room is not only impor- 
tant to Ison, but to the overall success of 
the Eastern football program. Ison calls 
the weight program an "absolute." 

"Everybody is doing it. Eastern is no 
ception to weight training. 

"The players that enter our progi 
come from high schools that vary in 

Coach Roy Kidd (left) and Jack Ison obstrvi-s 
two Colonel footballers use the facilities of te 
Jack Ison Weight Room in the Begley Buildiil 

degree of weight training emphasis, rac- 
ing from very good to very poor, or nc; 
at all. They go through quite a changi,' 
Ison added. 

The players are introduced to EKljs 
weight program through the use of fi! 
weights. They train twice a week durij 
the season, four days a week during t! 
spring, and regular workouts in t! 

The weight program has enhancl 
the overall success of Colonel footb;, 
with success coming in the form of t') 
NCAA Division 1-AA national champic- 
ships, two NCAA runner-up titles, a 
four consecutive Ohio Valley Conferer! 

Ison says simply. "We must be doi; 
something right." 

Ison, a native of Flatwoods, is a 191 
graduate of EKU. 


Two Alumni Appointed 
to EKU Board of Regents 

Two EKU alumni have been appoii 
ted to six-year terms on the University! 
Board of Regents by Governor Martll 
Layne Collins. Alois Mclntyre Moors 
'65, of Hazard and Craig Cox, '70, >? 
CampbellsviUe, were appointed to tlj 
Board in October. j 

Moore, a former classroom teacher,.' 



f sently the property evaluation admin- 
iator for Perry County. A native of 
fizard, she feels that being a graduate of 
f.U will make her more enthusiastic 
a3ut her new responsibilities. "I am 
jljpy to be able to serve," she said, "I 
it good about the education I received 
J the University, and I am happy I can 

something for Eastern Kentucky Uni- 


Cox, an attorney, graduated from the 
K College of Law and has been practic- 

for the past 10 years. "I've had ade- 

ate training in legal and financial 

liters," he said, "1 think through these 

iperiences I can make some positive 


BN Chapter Chartered, 
■ cruiting a Primary Goal 

bre than 50 persons attended the first 
:nual banquet of the College of Law 
iiforcement Alumni Chapter in October, 
'iring the ceremonies the charter of the 
i.apter was signed and the election of 
officers and members of the board of 
Irectors for 1984 - 1985 was held. 

The banquet and charter signing 
^.pped the first Safety, Security, and 
Dss Prevention Conference which was 
Uended by more than 160 professionals, 
'he conference was sponsored by the 
:ollege of Law Enforcement and conduc- 
ed through the Division of Special Pro- 

I Plans have been implemented to send 
;rtification of charter membership in the 
'Jumni Chapter and the by-laws to the 
ver one hundred College of Law En- 
orcement alumni who became charter 
iiembers of the chapter. Also, those who 
'ere able to return to Eastern for Home- 
oming and sign the charter will receive a 
;duced copy suitable for framing. 

Future plans for the Alumni Chapter 
include the cultivating of foundation 
funding and grants so that a viable scho- 
larsliip program can be estabUshed by the 

The recruitment of quality students 
for Eastern and the College of Law En- 
forcement is one of the primary goals of 
the Chapter. 

With the help of funds donated by 
the Alumni Chapter, Dean Truitt Ricks 
and Dr. Robert Bagby were able to attend 
the Annual High School Career Days 
sponsored by the Columbus, Ohio.Kiwa- 
nis Club. Their attendance allowed more 
than 5,000 central Ohio high school stu- 
dents to learn more about opportunities 
at EKU and the College of Law Enforce- 

Col. Paul G. Collins, '55, left, accepts the colors 
and command of the 149th Separate Armored 
Brigade, Kentucky Army National Guard, from 
Maj. Gen. Billy G. VVellman, State Adjutant 
General. Brig. Gen. Robert D. James, the out- 
going commander, looks on. 

Paul Collins Takes Command 
of the "Kentucky Brigade" 

Colonel Paul G. Collins, '55, a native of 
Helena in Mason County, has been as- 
signed commanding officer of the largest 
unit in the Kentucky Army National 

Guard, the Louisville-based 14^)ih Sepa- 
rate Armored Brigade. 

A veteran of more titan 26 years of 
National Guard service as an artillery 
officer, he received the colors of the 
"Kentucky Brigade" from Maj. Gen. Billy 
G. Wellman. The Adjutant General of 

fhe 14^)th Brigade consists of five 
battalions and ii companies and detacli- 
nients in 29 cities across the stale and has 
an authorized strength of more than 4000 

Collins. 51, who will be nonuiuited 
for promotion to brigadier general, was 
described by Gen. Wclhnan as "an out- 
standing senior officer who is well pre- 
pared for this most important assignment 
of Iris career." 

A former conunander of the 138th 
Field Artillery Brigade in Lexington and 
state chief of staff, CoUins initially served 
two years in Germany with the 8th Infan- 
try Division after being commissioned 
through Arm\ ROTC at EKU. 

In civilian life, he is sales manager of 
the Square D Electrical Manufacturing 
Company plant in Oxford, Olrio. He pre- 
viously was assigned to the firm's Lexing- 
ton plant. The new conunander is mar- 
ried to the former Pat Deal of Wlieel- 
wriglit. They have four children. 

Collins said of his new assignment, 
"It is a privilege to assume command of a 
unit with such a distinguished record of 
service to this state and nation. I readily 
accept the challenge of continuing to im- 
prove the combat readiness of this bri- 

Collins is a graduate of the Artillery 
School, Command and General Staff 
College and the Industrial College of the 
Armed Forces. His awards and decora- 
tions include the Meritorious Service 
Medal and Armed Forces Reserve Medal. 

^lumKc C^€UMote^ 

. K. STONE, '29, for- 
ler superintendent of the 
lizabethtown Indepen- 
2nt School district, still 
;tive in that community 
here he is an officer 
; the First Hardin 
ational Bank & Trust, a 
lember of the Ehzabeth- 
>wn School Board, an 
;tive Rotarian, and the 
matured subject of a 
ory in the News-Enter- 

prize which highlighted 
his long, colorful career 
and his many contribu- 
tions to that community. 
LIN, '42, still an active 
musician after serving as 
a county supervisor of 
pubhc school music in 
Kentucky and as a music 
teacher and choral direc- 
tor in Washington, D.C. 
A past chairperson of the 

music department at St. 
Mary's College (MD). she 
directed 10 combined 
choirs in a major celebra- 
tion of Presbyterian 


the 1984 Outstanding 
Alumnus recipient, still 
lecturing in the U.S. and 
Europe, and writing 
about computers and 
their effect on our lives. 

Tlie 1984 lecturer at the 
Chautauqua Institution. 
Logsdon received rave re- 
views. Said one observer, 
"Tom Logsdon . . . gave 
the best prepared, most 
detailed speech of the 
season thus far. Alexan- 
der Haig, the next sched- 
uled main speaker, will 
have to practice before 
a nrirror if he is to match 
the oratory, preciseness. 

and interest of Logsdon.'' 

KARLD. BAYS, '55, 

chief executive officer 
for American Hospital 
Supply Corporation, 
named the outstanding 
chief executive officer 
in the hospital supply in- 
dustry by The Wall 
Street Transcript. Ac- 
cording to the Trans- 
cript, Bays is "a dynamic 
leader and a visionary . . . 



highly visible in the hos- 
pital supply industry. . . " 

This honor was cited 
by the University of 
Southern California 
when it named Bays one 
of the three outstanding 
business leaders wlio re- 
ceived an Award for 
Business Excellence 
from use. 

BEN F. H0RDII1,'56, 

promoted to vice-presi- 
dent. Eastern Operations, 
with Electro-Optical Sys- 
tems, Inc, a subsidiary of 
Loral Corporation. Mr. 
Hord has over 20 years 
of government experi- 
ence, including five years 
as a management consul- 
tant and officer with 
Astro Vista, an aerospace 
and defense industry 
consulting firm of wliich 
he was a founder and 
member of the board. 
An international liigh- 
tecluiology company, 
Loral Designs, develops 
and manufactures elec- 
tronic systems and com- 
ponents used in defense 
electronics and commu- 

an Executive Sales 
Representative with the 
Firemans Fund Insurance 
Companies at 44 Vantage 
Way, Nashville, Tennes- 

Middle East and African 
countries on retail sales 
programs, retail dealer 
network, distribution, 
manufacturing interface 
for product selection, 
business/financial plans 
for various countries, all 
related to the IBM Per- 
sonal Computer family 
of products, in his pre- 
vious position as Region- 
al Sales Manager/Retail 
Sales in Atlanta, May- 
nard established IBM's 
first retail dealer net- 
work throughout the 
United States which sells 
and services IBM's per- 
sonal computer products. 
Offices for his new 
assignment will be in 
London, England. 

NOBLE, '64, and BAR- 

'64, now living in West 
Germany where she is 
teaching elementary 
school at Ludwigsburg, 
and he is Deputy Principal 
at Stuttgart American 
High School in the same 




'64, as of January 1 , 
1985, assigned to IBM's 
European Headquarters 
as a Retail Programs Con- 
sultant. In this new posi- 
tion, he wdU be consult- 
ing with IBM's European, 


'67, now with Georgia- 
Pacific Corporation as 
director, employee bene- 
fit investments. He will 
be responsible for the in- 
vestment and administra- 
tion of the company's 
employee benefit funds. 
Previously, Stettler has 
been with Ashland Oil 
for 1 5 years where he 
had served in a variety of 
positions, including 
manager of employee 
benefit investments and 
assistant treasurer. 


promoted to vice-presi- 
dent and general manager 
of the Portman Equip- 
ment Kentucky Division. 
During an 1 1-year career 
with the company, he 
has served in a variety of 
positions, the most re- 
cent being operations 
manager and general 
manager. Portman 
Equipment is the third 
largest distributor in 
North America for Clark 
hft trucks and materials 
handling equipment. 

RON HOUSE, '72, has 
completed a special 
course in financial plan- 
ning for business and 
estate purposes at the 
home offices of Jefferson 
Standard Life Insurance 
in Greensboro, North 
Carolina. House's office 
with Jefferson Standard 
is in Richmond, KY. 

BILL ABNEY,'73,afire 
prevention instructor in 
EKU's College of Law 
Enforcement, has re- 
ceived a 510,000 federal 
grant to develop and dis- 
tribute materials on 
earthquake awareness, a 
one-year grant from the 
Federal Emergency 
Management Administra- 

named manager in charge 
of the Lexington office 
of Carpenter & Com- 
pany, a Louisville-based 
accounting firm wliich 
merged with the Lexing- 
ton firm of S. E. De- 
Rossett & Associates. 
Neal had been managing 

partner ot the Lexington 

MIKE EMBRY, '75, serv- 
ing as sports editor with 
the Associated Press in 
Milwaukee. Wl, and 
promoting liis new book 
March Madness, a look at 
the Kentucky higii 
school basketball tourna- 


now assistant manager of 
the Thomas A. Edison 
Winter Home in Ft. 
Myers, Florida, a city- 
owned museum wliich in- 
cludes the inventor's 
large winter home, his 
guest house, laboratory 
and 14 acres of botanical 
gardens on the Caloosa- 
hatchee River where Edi- 
son worked with liis 
1 ,000 exotic plants. The 
museum has a staff of 42 
and receives some 
275,000 visitors yearly. 


now plant operations 
manager with Wyffels 
Hybrids, Inc., an Atkin- 
son, lUinois, firm which 
produces hybrid seed. In 
Iris new position, he will 
oversee management of 
the service, conditioning 
and distribution depart- 
ments and assist in new 
building projects for the 

TEDBERGE, '77,now 
with the staff of Arthur 
B. Hancock Hi's Stone 
Farm in Paris, KY as 
business manager and 
general counsel. He will 
adnrinister the farm's 
thoroughbred operations. 

includmg sales, purchase 
and breeding, monitor 
the farm's racing activi- 
ties and provide legal 
assistance. He is also a 
graduate of the Univer- 
sity of Kentucky Law 

MA '80, promoted to 
protective services man- 
ager at the Madison, WI 
plant of Oscar Mayer 
Foods Corporation. In 
1982, he was issued a 
certificate as a Certified 
Protection Professional 
by the Professional Certi 
fication Board of the 
American Society for In 
dustrial Security. 

TOM ROSS, '81, promo 
ted to sports editor of 
the Park City Daily New 
in Bowling Green where 
he will be covering the 
Western Kentucky Hill- 
toppers among liis other 

LOCK, '81, a graduate 
student at East Carolina 
University, has been 
awarded the 1984-85 
Patricia Clarke Endrikat 
Scholarslrip in ECU's 
Department of Psychol- 
ogy. She is specializing } 
in school psychology. I 


'82. appointed as an in- ' 
structor of theatre at ■ 
MilUkin University in Deii 
catur, Illinois. He re- , 
ceived liis M.F.A. degree! 
this past year from the ! 
University of Cincinnati 
where he also holds an 

'84. appointed to a full- 
time position at the Uni- 
versity of Wisconsin- 
Green Bay where she wil 
serve as assistant wom- 
en's basketball coach an( 
athletic trainer. A for- 
mer assistant coach at 
EKU, she was captain of 
the women's basketball 
team at Canisius College. 



I George Ridings, Jr. 

Class of '64 
• Margin for Excellence Fellow 

" opportunity to give 
something back..." 

"The Margin for Excellence program provides the perfect opportunity to express mv 
gratitude for the sound education that I rcceix'ed at Eastern . . . an opporiuniiy to gi\e some- 
thing back to my Alma Mater by participating in a program that makes a real difference for 

"My gift is in the form of a whole life insurance policy, and I was pleased to learn that 
my company is among the several hundred in the nation that matches private gifts to organi- 
zations such as Eastern. 

"Judy and I really feelgood about our commitment to Eastern and to be among the 
growing number of alumni and other friends who are supporting the University through this 
important program. From perhaps a personal perspective, the stronger tny .4 hna Mater is. 
the more my own degree is worth. Our gift is helping Eastern to become stronger, but if you 
consider multiplying it by several thousand, what a difference that would make! 

"I like the name of the program, the Margin for Excellence. It really does depend on us 
and it truly provides that margin for Eastern. " 

The Margin for Excellence... 
YOUR opportunity to give 
something back. 

For more information, write or call: Dr. Jack H. Gibson, Director of Development, Coates Box 19A. Eastern Kentucky University, 
Richmond, Kentucky 40475-0931, Telephone (606) 622-1583 

The Eastern Kentucky University summer session offers a wide 
variety of educational opportunities for many who cannot attend 
the regular fall and spring semesters. An extensive program of 
undergraduate, graduate level, and special workshop and institute 
courses will be available. Undergraduate information may be 
obtained from the Division of Admissions and graduate infor- 
mation from the Graduate School. Inquiries may be addressed to 
the appropriate office above and mailed to Eastern Kentucky 
University, Richmond, Kentucky 40475-0931. 








May 13 — June 7 . . 
May 28- June 10 . 
Saturday, June 8 . . 
Tuesday, June 11.. 
Thursday, August 1 
Friday, August 2 . . 

. Spring Intersession 
. . Registration (excluding weekends) 
. Graduate Record Examination 
. Classes Begin 
. . . Commencement 
. Close of Summer Session 

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Inauguration • Commencement -Alumni day 


An Open Letter to the Alumni 

jeven busy, interesting, and, I hope, productive months have 
passed since 1 began my administration as President of your 
Alma Mater. 1 want to take the opportunity provided me by 
the Eastern Magazine to share with you some of the events of 
those months and some developments that are in the making. 

One of the most enjoyable activities has been getting to 
know more of the fine graduates of this institution and to learn 
more about the region and state which we serve. Helen and I 
have visited with Alumni Association chapters in Kentucky and 
other states and continue to be impressed with the level of loy- 
alty that Eastern alumni feel toward their University. 

We have begun to call on that loyalty in some ways that can 
be of significant benefit to Eastern. One of these ways is the 
new approach to giving which the Alumni Association has adop- 
ted. An Alumni Annual Fund has replaced the former dues 
structure, and 1 am told that the first indications are that this is 
going to result in increased financial support from our gradu- 

But, as importantly, we have begun to call on our graduates 
to help serve as advocates for all of education and for Eastern in 
particular. This spring we initiated what has been called the 
EKU Legislative Network. In this process we have identified 
alumni in communities and counties throughout central and 
southeastern Kentucky and in the other areas of Kentucky from 
which we draw a large number of students or where significant 
numbers of our graduates reside. 

We have asked these graduates to be advocates for educa- 
tion and Eastern with the members of the Kentucky legislature 
who represent them in the General Assembly and to also make 
our case to other opinion leaders and makers of public policy. 
We are convinced that Kentucky can be best served if all of ed- 
ucation is advanced together and we have requested that this be 
communicated well and often. 1 am inviting all of you to join in 
this effort and to help convey this message to those with whom 
you come in contact. 

The next six months promise to be an important time for 
Eastern and all of higher education in Kentucky. A joint com- 
mittee of the Kentucky House of Representatives and Senate 
(SCR-30 Study Committee) has been at work for about 10 
months reviewing a considerable amount of data and other de- 
scriptive material about higher education in Kentucky. From 
my perspective, this has been a very positive process and the in- 
formation presented to these legislators by their staff has made 
a very fine case for increased support of public higher education 

in Kentucky. Much apparent misunderstanding about our insti 
tutions should have been put to rest. 

The Council on Higlier Education has just released a draf 
of a Strategic Plan for higher education in Kentucky. This plai 
sets forth a set of goals for the enlrancement of educationa 
excellence in Kentucky and for increasing the net value o 
higher education to this Commonwealth. We have wholeheart 
edly endorsed the goals of the plan, but have deep reservation 
about the manner in which these goals might be implemented. 

During the coming weeks and months we will work to keej 
the alumni leadership as weU informed as possible on these, anc 
other, issues. I am confident that we can, together, produce re 
suits that wUl make it possible for us to continue to make ou 
fine institution even better. 

In closing, I want to express to you that one of the fines' 
experiences in my Ufe was being inaugurated as President o: 
your Alma Mater this past May 11th. I was especially apprecia 
tive of the words of welcome and encouragement from Bil 
Dosch, outgoing Alumni president, at those ceremonies, 
would be remiss if, on behalf of Helen and myself, 1 did noi 
thank the entire body of alumni for the manner in which yoi 
have welcomed us into the Eastern Kentucky University family 


Hanly Funderburk 





\'->s5 Outslandiiij; Alumnus 13 

Dustinguislied Alumni Inductees 14 

Alumni Support: A New Approach. . . 16 

Campus News 18 

Sports 22 

Faculty & Staff News 23 

Students 25 

Alumni 28 






Perhaps at no time in the history of the 
Alumni Association have there been so 
many important developments going on 
simultaneously. All of these develop- 
ments will have a lasting effect on the 
Association and those who are involved 
in it. 

The first is a long process of com- 
puterizing the more than 500,000 dif- 
ferent records that were being kept 
manually by the alumni staff. After 
months of preparation, computerization 
is finally becoming a reality. 

In late June, the hardware was in- 
stalled in the alumni office, and the re- 
cords will be changed gradually as the 
system becomes more functional. In 
time, we wiU survey our alumni to up- 
date their individual records. It will be 
imperative that each of you complete 
the survey form and return it at that 
time so that your records can be com- 
plete and accurate. 

Obviously, computerizing our re- 
cords is not without headaches. We 

may 'lose' some of you temporarily. 
And, there may be times when the 
changes we try to make don't get into 
the system. But. we will be able to 
manage our data more easUy, and better 
serve our alumni when the system is 

So, as we work out the bugs and 
get our computer system going, we ask 
for your indulgence and cooperation. 
Above all, communicate with us when 
you find a problem. We'll do our best 
to make it as painless an operation as we 
possibly can. 

By now, all of you are aware that 
we have moved from a 'dues' system to 
a gift club arrangement. This change 
was made after a great deal of soul- 
searching. We simply felt that people 
'give' gifts more readUy than they 'pay' 
dues and that is the basic reasoning be- 
hind the change. 

Our system of 'active' status wiU 
not change. A gift to the Alumni 
Annual Fund will stUl make the giver 

an active member of the Alunmi Assoc- 
iation for one year from the date of the 
gift. New appreciation gifts have been 
added for the upper gift club levels al- 
though all those who make a gift will 
receive the car decal and a stick-on logo 
which express our thanks for 'sticking 
with Eastern." 

Those who arc life members will 
always be life members. Their status 
will not change. They might be asked 
to consider a gift to the Annual Fund 
from time to time, but their active 
status will never change. 

Early indications point to a positive 
response from alumni. Your gifts will 
mean even more in the months ahead as 
Eastern faces continued funding dilem- 
mas. Private support made possible by 
the monies raised througli our Annual 
Fund become more important each 
year. For more detailed information on 
the Annual Fund, please turn to pages 
16and 17. 

(Continued on page 18) 

EDITORIAL BOARD. Donald R. Feltner, vice president for university relations and development, chairman; Ron G. Wolfe, director of alumni 
affairs, editor; Ron HaneU, director of public information, managing editor; Don Rist, publications editor, assistant managing editor; Larry Bailey, 
assistant director of alumni affairs; Mason Smith, Mary EUen Shuntich, Paul Lambert, contributing editors. 

ALUMNI EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. George Proctor, '64 '66, president; Jim Allender, '55, president-elect; William Dosch. '56, past-president; Ann 
Turpin, '62 '74, vice-president; Marilyn B. Hacker, '69 '80, vice president; Robert Blythe, '71 , vice president elect; Marilynn Priddy Lockwood, '68 
'69, vice president elect; Glenn Marshall, '67 '70, Jean Stocker True, '33, Gary Abney, '70, and Laura Schultc Babbage, '81, directors. Appointed 
Representatives. Libby Stultz Bun, '68, and Teresa Searcy, '73. Chapter Officers. Sarah Fretty Kincaid, '82, Greater Atlanta Area; Becky (iiltner 
Melching, '76, Greater Cincinnati Area; Sandra Walker Wooley, '66, Greater Louisville Area; Sandra Leach, "65. Central Florida; Guy Daines, '58, 
Tampa/St. Petersburg; Charles "Peck" Perry, '49, South Florida; and Michelle Lorette, '75 '81, College of Law Enforcement Alumni Chapter. 
Student Representatives. Dianne Storey, Louisville, and Mark R. Turpin, Richmond. 

Eastern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action education institution. 

Published biannuaUy as a bulletin of Eastern Kentucky University for the Eastern Alumni Association, and entered at the Post Office in Richmond, 
Kentucky 40475. Subscriptions are included in Association annual gifts. Address all correspondence concerning editorial matter or circulation 
to: The Eastern Alumnus, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky 40475-0932. 



May Eleventh 

Inauguration. Commencement. Alumni Day. 

It was a day for memories, both old and new. 

On the following pages, share the new memories as 
Hanly Funderburk becomes the eighth president of the Univ( 
sity ... as more than 1 ,800 graduates are recognized for coi 
pleting their education . . . and as several hundred alumni retu 
to their alma mater to take a walk down memory lane. 

It was a joyous occasion ... a day of celebration . . . expe 
tation . . . and recollection. 

It was, in the words of a member of the class of 1935, 
day for memories." 


By Ron Harrell 


V ^-♦, 

Robert F. Stephens, chief justice of the Supreme Court of 
Kentucky, administers the oath of office during the afternoon 
inaugural ceremony. 

Shortly after 2 p.m. Dr. H. Hanly Funderburk, Jr. steppe^ 
up to the Hanger Field podium, raised his right hand, and all 
firmed to an audience of several thousand that he would faith I 
fully execute, to the best of liis abihty, the duties of the offic 
of president of Eastern Kentucky University. 

Attesting as required by the Kentucky Constitution that h 
had neither fouglit a duel with deadly weapons within the statji 
or out of it, nor acted as second in carrying out a challenge. Dr 
Funderburk became the University's eighth president since it 
founding in 1906. 

The day's activities had been meticulously planned b; 
committees composed of faculty and staff members, students 
alumni, and community representatives. The day held promisi 
as a people-oriented celebration, much as the new president haci, 
desired. | 

The inaugural celebration actually began two weeks earlie^ 
with a series of receptions for students, faculty and staff, anc 
community representatives. Special exhibits, concerts, anc 
other events contributed to the pre-inaugural excitement. 

On inauguration day, a pre-inaugural reception for delegate;, 
and special guests and the inaugural luncheon in the Keen John! 
son Building preceded the inaugural concert by the EKU Symj 
phonic Band. All the pomp and circumstance reserved for acaj 
demic tradition was in place. 

But the weather almost stole the show. 

Large, black clouds roUed in from the southweast, throwing! 
the day into patches of sunUght and shadow and threatening toi 
dampen the festivities. Everyone kept a watchful eye on the} 
sky as the graduates, members of the faculty, and the presiden- 
tial party marched onto the field. ; 

As the program began with a special performance of Alfredi 
Reed's "Testament of An American," a presidential favorite, 
large raindrops began hitting academic caps with audible plops. 
But the threat of a downpour passed, and the sun came out al- 
most on cue as campus representatives brought greetings to the 


Dr. and Mrs. Funderburk greet members of the university and 
local communities during one of a series of pre-inaugural 

new president. 

Dr. Funderburk was called upon to accept the presidential 
seal, symbol of the EKU presidency, from Iris predecessor. Dr. 
J. C. Powell, who served EKU for 25 years and as its president 
from 1976 to 1984. The new president then turned to the 
audience, pausing to look over the assembled graduates and 
their families, special guests, and representatives from the 
University community. 

"I do not assume the presidency of this fine institution 
planning for us to be average," he began, noting that he would 
require a "commitment to excellence" for aU members of the 
University community as the cornerstone of his presidency. "If 
we have a role to play in higlier education in the common- 
wealth, it must be one of true excellence, not one of somebody 
else's idea of acceptable mediocrity." 

Dedicating his inaugural address to members of the graduat- 
ing class, he reminded his audience that the graduates are the 
"very essence" of the University's purpose. 

He encouraged the development of a "greater vision," not- 
ing that "no person and no institution can strive for excellence 
and be easily satisfied by the commonplace." 

"Excellence embodies the realization that bigger is not 
necessarily better," he said. "We must be selective in choosing 
our undertakings, picking those tasks most appropriate to our 
mission and accepting nothing less than the best for those 

The new president said that achievement of excellence "re- 
quires plain hard work," and the devotion of time and resources 
by the entire University community. 

"The faculty, staff, and students of EKU are those most in- 
timately involved in the teaching and learning processes that 
take place on the campus. But their efforts require the support 
and appreciation of the growing body of alumni and the citizens 
of Kentucky." 

Dr. Funderburk said that excellence for EKU "requires that 
we attract the most talented and the most committed people we 
can find to this campus." 

Part of the commitment to excellence will involve disciplin- 
ed planning and decision making, he said. 

"If I have learned anything through experience, it is that 
there is more to achieving excellence than setting it as a goal. 

Former EKU presidents Robert R. Martin, right, and J. C. 
Powell, left, offer support and congratulations to Dr. 
Funderburk prior to the inaugural ceremony. 

The University Singers, under the direction of Dr. David 
Greenlee, perform during the inaugural luncheon in the Grand 
Ballroom of the Keen Johnson Building. A variety of student 
groups and organizations participated in inaugural activities. 

Dr. Funderburk pledges a "Commitment to Excellence" for 
his administration during the commencement address. The 
President dedicated his comments to members of the 1985 
graduating class. 




This is especially true when resources are Limited. Limited re 
sources do not rule out quality, but they do require more dill 
gent work and planning. 

"We will not accept mediocrity." 

Dr. Funderburk said that the individual is the "most im- 
port part of achieving excellence." He predicted that EKU will 
continue to serve and fulfill its mission "only if the peole who 
make up this University remember how really simple its missionj 
is. By each of us doing our best we wLU bring honor to thisj 
institution and make its role in our changing society more valu 

The EKU Symphonic Band, under the direction of Dr. Robert 
Hartwell, performs during the pre-inaugural concert. 

President and Mrs. Funderburk with members of their family, 
son Ken, left, son-in-law Jim Dahl, daughter Debbie, and 
granddaughter Ashley. 

Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Richards of Richmond examine a special Several hundred EKU students participated in a pre-inaugural 

Presidential Display with University Archivist Charles Hay. reception to welcome the University's new President and First 




By Mary Ellen Shuntich 


Juli Hastings, from Owensboro, expresses her excitement at 
graduation after five years at Eastern and a triple major in 
foreign languages. 

The day was one of celebration steeped in tradition for the 
1,800 degree candidates, their families, and I'riends. 

Commencement ceremonies, receptions at college halls, 
farewells to friends and professors, and anticipation of the 
beginning of new careers - all combined to make the day 

Tliis was a day of remembering. New and old graduates 
alike roamed the campus one more time taking pictures - etch- 
ed in memory or preserved on paper, thinking back to the good 
times and the struggles. 

The scholarly robes worn by the graduates resembled those 
worn centuries ago by monks to protect them from the cold and 
drafts as they studied in monastary libraries. Students gradu- 
ating with honors wore Eastern's colors in the form of a white 
sash with a maroon stripe over the gowns, the colors of old 
Central University in 1874. 

Commencement 1985 marked 78 years of graduation exer- 
cises at Eastern and the sixth year that the spring ceremonies 
were held outside in Hanger Field. Also for the sixth year, col- 
lege receptions were held across campus to honor these newest 
alumni and their guests. 

As with all such exercises the day marked an end as well as 
a beginning for the graduates. It was an end to years of living 
and working as students to reach their goals. And it was a 
beginning of new lives and careers. 

This year's graduates could look forward to brighter job 
prospects than were offered previous graduates. 

According to a recent national survey, more employers are 
looking for communication skills and people who can present 
themselves well. The survey suggested that if students' creden- 
tials are good and they can communicate their skills, opportuni- 
ties are available in almost every field, if the students are willing 
to go where the jobs are. 

The greatest increase in job offers identified by the study 
are in service-producing industries such as communications, in- 
surance, health care, law, and related areas. 

Several of the newest members of Eastern's family shared 
their thoughts on commencement day with the Eastern maga- 

For Juli Hastings from Owensboro, five years at EKU led to 
a triple major and minor in foreign languages. And she certainly 
fulfills the requirements for mobility and communication. She 
will be teaching Spanish in Honduras with the Peace Corps for 
the next two years. 

"I'm excited about graduating, and I'm looking forward to 
the next couple of years. But I'll miss Eastern. This might 
sound strange, but I think I will miss the faculty the most, espe- 
cially Kathy Hill and Bruce Kokernot. They encouraged me to 




pursue my interest in tiie Peace Corps." 

Juli said she chose EKU when her liigli school teacher re- 
commended its foreign languages department. "It was far 
enough away from Owensboro but still in Kentucky, and when I 
saw the campus, I knew I'd stay." 

Juh said she intends to be an active alumnus. "I can't 
thank Eastern enough for helping me to fulfill my dream." 

Scott Mandl of Lexington feels that he got a well-rounded 
education that helped him to grow beyond the classroom. 

"My experiences at Eastern have given me first a sense of 
accomplishment in getting my degree and second, a sense of 
frustration. The frustration is in seeing how much could be 
done and not having enough time to make all the changes I 
would like to have made. But this source of frustration also 
helped me to grow." 

A journalism major, Scott now plans to write a book on the 
"nuts and bolts of going to college." "I want to write a first- 
hand account about how to get the most out of all that college 
has to offer," he said. 

"I also want future students to realize that you don't have 
to go to a 'Big Ten' school to get a quality education, if students 
will take the initiative to go beyond what is required. Eastern 
offers a quality education, but it's up to the students to make 
the most of this opportunity." 

John Primm from Columbia, Tennessee, came to Eastern 
from a junior college of 500 students in Tennessee. 

"Wlien I came to Eastern, 1 thought I wouldn't like it be- 
cause I would just be a number on a big campus. But 1 was im- 
pressed with the friendliness I found here, on the team and with 
other students." 

Scott Mandl, right, a joumaiism major from Lexington, and 
Bradley Harlow, a history major from Louisville, share a 
moment of congratulations after the ceremonies. 

John Primm, a business administration major from Columbia, 
Tenn., led the Colonels to a national ranking in rebounding 
last year. 

Dr. Dean Cannon, professor of mass communications, enjoys 
the ceremony despite a brief rain shower. 

John is a basketball player and was a star rebounder in the 
Ohio Valley Conference last year. 

"The coaches at Eastern really stressed grades and attending 
classes, and I respect that a great deal. The coaches have tauglit 
me a lot, including the importance of setting a good example." 


Commencement continue. 

John received his degree in business administration. "When 
I was doing research and studying, 1 didn't realize how much it 
would help me. The classes at Eastern were hard, but now I am 
so glad I put the elTort into my studies that I did." 

John has been invited to play baslcetball with a French pro- 
fessional league and then would hi<e to use liis business skills in 
the atliletic field. 

"Playing for Eastern was like a dream. I just appreciate the 
opportunities everyone has given me." 

Gwendolyn Rice, a nursing major from Lexington, embraces 
her sorority sister LaTanya Currington, a chemistry major 
from Louisville. 

Anthony Bigesby also received his degree in business admin- 
istration and is employed as a financial management trainee at 
the Federal Bureau of Prisons in his hometown, Washington, 

Tony came to Eastern on a track scholarship and says he 
came to college eager to learn. "I am always striving for more 
and Eastern had so much of offer. I think you need to set goals 
and after you achieve them, you need to set new goals. 

"I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to attend 
Eastern and see a totally different world from D.C. Eastern 
taught me especially to respect other people. Not everyone has 
the same abUities, but it is important to respect everyone for 
who they are, and that's the way Eastern is. 1 think it is some- 
thing that will always help me throughout Ufe." 

Gwendolyn Rice of Lexington is now working in the field 
she grew up loving — nursing. She feels that Eastern has pre- 

Mary K. Bowdy of Ft. Thomas graduated Magna Cum Laude 
with a major in administrative management. 


pared her well. 

"My mother was a nurse, and I decided early that's what I 
wanted to do. The nursing program was hard and intense. But 
the social side of college Ufe is necessary, too. You can't just 
always liit the books." Gwendolyn was a member of Delta 
Sigma Theta. "Getting the support from my sorority sisters was 
so important." 

Gwendolyn realizes the importance of priorities. "No 
school can give you these if you haven't decided on your own 
values. The school can only reinforce these. And Eastern rein- 
forces these." 

Gwendolyn hopes to continue her education and possibly 
go into supervising. She is employed by Good Samaritan Hos- 
pital in Lexington as a psychiatric nurse. 

Whether it was the joy on the faces of new graduates or the 
pride in the eyes of families who stood in the background, it 
was obvious that commencement 1985 was indeed a special day. 

Years after graduation, these newest additions to Eastern's 
50,000— member family will cherish memories of this day, and 
perhaps also savor memories of the time they spent on the 
campus— growing, sharing and learning. n 

This was a special day of celebration for the whole family. 


By Ron G. Wolfe 


Memory lane leads to many destinations. 

For some of the 1985 reunion classes, it led through the 
picturesque campus ravine by the Keen Johnson Building and 
curved around to make certain Bumam and Sullivan Halls were 
still there. 

For others, their fingers did the walking through the some- 
what yellowed pages of old Milestones which captured moments 
made precious by Father Time. 

Moments of discovery in a classroom or laboratory. . . mo- 
ments of romantic relationships that may or may not have led 
to matrimony . . . and yes, some moments long forgotten untU 
the walk was once again taken on May 1 1 . 

For one class - 1945 - there was no Milestone for remi- 
niscing, so the walk was confined to the hearts and minds of 
their classmates who remembered the war and its chilling effect 



Returning after half a century were: First Row, from left: 
Louis Fitzgerald, Maude McLauglilin Bates, Elizabeth lilmore 
Lackey, Kathleen Allen Zachary, Jack Sparrow, Sam Beckley, 
Marion S. Roberts. Second Row: Mary Ann Patton Adams, 
Roxie Dixon Hopkins, C. S. VanArsdall, Alice Ford Mackie, 
Gladys Karrick Norsworthy, Jack Allen. Third Row: Casey 
Morton, PauUne G. Adkins, Virginia Parrish, Anna Black Con- 
gleton, Chester A. Cross. Fourth Row: Clarence W. Starns, 
Carl Allen, William C. Gaffney, Margaret Riddle Miniard. 
Fifth Row: J. C. Laycock. 



Alumni Day 


Imo Jane Douglas signs the guest register with Lillard Rodgers, 
'47, as the various alumni and friends checked in at the regis- 
tration desk. Rodgers is a regular participant in many alumni 

Clarence Stames (left) and Dr. Marion S. Roberts both mem- 
bers of the 1935 reunion class greet each other during registra- 
tion in Walnut Hall of the Keen Johnson Building. 


on every aspect of their lives. 

From around the country they came once again to wall 
both literally and figuratively down that road that led to anc 
from a special place called l-lastern. 

Two members of the 1935 class came from California on!) 
to "discover" they lived only a short distance from each other 
Jim Laycock of Haywood and John Sparrow in El Cerrito boll 
took home door prizes for the greatest distance traveled foi 
their reunion. 

For one '35 class member, one memory was still vivid 
being named the 1977 Outstanding Alumnus was a specia 
honor for Mary Ann Patton Adams of Jeremiah. 

Another member of that class, Sam Beckly had some 
special memories of his days as txecutive Secretary of the 
Alumni Association from 193642 to share with his classmates. 

The smallest reunion class -1945 -listened to a special pre 
sentation by Mary Francis Richards (See accompanying story.] 
as they walked slowly and somewhat reverently down a memory 
lane scarred by vicious battles in the South Pacific. 

As a special treat for '45 class members, Bea Coins Daugh 
erty made commemorative bookmarks for her classmates which 
appropriately recorded the day. 

Henrietta Miller Dunham recalled her days in the Eastern 
Service Organization and enjoyed remembering that although 
there were very few students in school, three of them were 
named Henrietta Miller. 


Some of those returning for their 30th reunion included: First 
Row, from left: Edie Taylor Smitson. Janice Treadway 
Weiland, Frank R. Nassida, Joe Ann Nassida, Mossie Meadows, 
Norma T. Robinson. Second Row: Harry Smiley. Gene 
Purdom. Georgia Williams Turpin. Dale Woodson Budke. 
Third Row: Eulene Spence, Dorothy Thomas. Chester Grey- 
nolds. Joanne Arnsperger Mender, Jackson B. Lackey. Jim 
Allender. Floyd Bryant was absent for photo. 

The 1955 class planned a walk downtown on Friday eve- 
ning as some of the group got together to tell tales of white 
bucks and crew cuts ... of bobbie socks and neck scarves. 

The group included famUiar campus names and faces like 
Dr. Harry Smiley. Dr. Jan Hibbard and Norma Robinson, as well 
as the new president-elect of the EKU Alumni Association, Jim 
Allender and his wife Joanne of Independence. 



The 1960 class celebrated 25 years of remembering . . . 
those days of Emma Case and Robert R. Martin's first year on 
the job. For Nancy Walker, it meant a trip from Pueblo. Colo- 
rado, and for Verena LaFuze BeU, Jean and Fred Crump, it 
meant coming from Virginia . . . but a quarter of a century 
could not go unrecollected ... so a walk down memory lane 
brought them up to date as well. 

In the morning, there was a drive down campus lanes under 
the direction of the Student Alumni Association members 
whose guided bus tours around campus left some amazed at the 

For those seeing campus for the first time in 40 or 50 years, 
there were new memories to be added to the old . . . memories 
of Arhngton and a Law Enforcement complex that was only a 
cow pasture during their years on campus. 

Sporting skimmers that announced their reunion year, some 
class members strolled the campus on theh own . . . buying 
sweat shirts in the bookstore for children and grandcliildren 
who had heard all those stories about Eastern . . . pausing to re- 
flect and be reflected one more time at the ravine's hly pond. 

Others visited the University Arcliives where memorabilia 
on the reunion classes was displayed, while still others strolled 
through the Chapel of Meditation to see and feel the beauty 
that love brought to the campus some 15 years ago. 

Yes, memory lane went in all directions. 

For those who were less mobile, there were videotape pre- 
sentations of campus on convenient television screens set up in 
the Keen Johnson BuOding. 

But, even those who watched their campus on TV event- 
ually went out to see it first hand. Said one, "I love this place. 
Don't get me started talking about it or I'll cry." 

Early brunches for class members allowed them time to 
attend the inauguration of Eastern's eighth president. Dr. Hanly 
Funderburk. Most rode to Hanger Field to witness the making 
of history . . . others stayed near Keen Johnson to talk about 
history already made. 

In either case, those who could stayed for the evening ban- 
quet to be honored and to pay tribute to Eastern alumni who 
had distinguished themselves in their chosen fields. 

It was a time to honor the new president and first lady as 
well with a reception and special gifts from the Alumni Associa- 

Art Lund, '47, took the evening audience for a musical 
walk down memory lane as he presented a medly of his gold 
records which he made famous with the Benny Goodman 

Those honored represented a variety of professional succes- 
ses .. . an educator ... an entertainer ... a businessman and a 
craftsman. (See related stories.) Four outstanding alumni were 
inducted mto the Hall of Distmguished Alumni while Lund was 
recognized as the 1985 Outstanding Alumnus. 

Perhaps Dr. Betty Turner Asher, '66, one of the honorees, 
expressed it best when she wrote, "Eastern taught me a lot. It 
was there that I learned the spirit of mquiry and the joy of 
learning, and it was there, too, that 1 learned about my own 
social and personal development. For these and many other 
things, I will always be grateful." 

Even as the old alums were completmg their weekend, 
newer ones were being made. Seventeen members of the newly- 
formed Student Alumni Association assisted with the various 

Returning alumni enjoy browsing through the University 
Bookstore between the day's activities. 

J. C. Laycock, a member of the 50th reunion class, gets some 
badge assistance from his wife during the class reunion lunch- 



Alumni Day 


activities throughout the day. Most of them stayed for the 
evening banquet. Said one 1935 class member, "it sure is 
wonderful seeing these young faces around here." 

In addition to the present students, seven future ones ac- 
cepted J. W. Thurman Alumni Scholarsliips for the 1985-86 
year. Those honored included Jeff Falk of Cincinnati; Alexis 

Parks Kays, Frank Ramsdeli and Abigail Allgier of Richmond 
Dawn Michele Barrett of Booneville; William Hines of Mt 
Vernon, and Amy Baumann of Fort Thomas. 

As the hundreds of alumni and friends filed out of th( 
Keen Johnson Ballroom on Saturday evening, their walk hac 
been completed. 

For some, it was a brisk jaunt that ended much too sooi 
... for others it was a more leisurely stroll that continued ii 
their dreams long after May 1 1 passed. 

But, for everyone, it was a walk worth taking ... a waU 
that alumni can only take once in a decade. a 



Included in the 25th anniversary class were; First Row, from 
left; Mary Cole, Verena LaFuze BeO, Ehnor Tinscher Morr, 
Barbara Bradshaw Leach, Jean Crump. Second Row: Nancy 
H. Walker, Frank Pearce, Amelia Pearce, Freddie Scott Lake, 
Nancy Chenault Vanbree, Irma H. Hughes. Third Row: Clara 
Lee Clark, Susan Hammer Narveson. 

Among those returning for their 40th anniversary were; First 
Row, from left; Louise WiUiams, Beatrice Dougherty. Juanita 
C. Teipel, Henrietta, Miller Dunham. Second Row: Betty 
Picklesimer Combs, Leo Teipel. Roy M. Dunham, Third Row: 
Edsel R. Mountz, Calhe Gritton Crossfield. Fourth Row: 
William E. Crossfield. 


The year was 1945. The student body numbered only 200, 
the majority of which were coeds. Most of the men had left 
the campus to fight a war half way around the world. 

The girls continued with their classes, but World War II 
was never very far away because it touched the Uves of almost 
everyone and cast a subdued spirit around the campus. 

While the boys were "over there" five girls in the class of 
1945 decided that they would bring a httle bit of the campus 
to the men on the battlefield, so with tliis in mind, they 
organized the Eastern Service Organization (ESO), modeled 
after its more famous counterpart, the USO wliich is still in 
existence today. 

These five girls — Juanita Clinkinbeard (Teipel), Geraldine 
Igo (Williams), Henrietta J. Miller (Dunham), Georgia Ramsey 
(Ennis) and Caroline WUhs — spent hundreds of hours be- 
tween classes during the day and in the evenings addressing 
bi-weekly Eastern Progresses to some 1 ,000 alumni men and 
women in the armed services. 

It is a story of dedication, told this past Alumni Day by 
Mrs. Mary Frances Richards, past director of alumni affairs 
and the faculty member who worked with the coeds to get the 
news to the men and women overseas. 

Mrs. Richards recalled the times and their affect on the 
campus. "We had few students, most of whom were women," 
she said. "Half the faculty were in the service. There was no 
Milestone, and the Httle "Life At Eastern" booklet that had 
been produced a year earher was dicontinued because you 
couldn't buy film to take any pictures. 

"These girls made certain those 1 ,000 men and women 
got their Progresses on a regular basis," she said. "TTiey used 
an old hand addressograph doing one address at a time to send 
each paper. It was a long process every two weeks, but they 
did it religiously." 

But the news got there, in the fox holes of Iwo Jima . . . 
in the trenches at Guadalcanal . . . thanks to five Eastern girls 
who helped fight the war in their own special way. 




ART LUND, '37 


^t Lund began his singing career with 
the Morman Tabernacle Choir in his 
lome town of Salt Lake City, Utah, and 
since then he has performed for nearly 
lalf a century in all media from London 
to New York to California. 

During his college years, Lund 
ichieved the kind of success that was to 
continue following his graduation. While 
completing liis degree in mathematics and 
English, he excelled at all sports. 

In fact, on one occasion, he spent a 
spring day giving an awesome display of 
tiis athletic versatility and durability. 
During one busy Saturday, he played a 
tennis match in the morning, played third 
base for the baseball team in the after- 
loon, and between innings of that game, 
threw the javelin and discus for the track 
team. Later he anchored the medley re- 
lay and in the evening swam in a meet at 
the Weaver pool. After the swim meet, 
rie sang with the college dance band — for 
the annual Prom. 

There were other sports he exceUed 
in on other days. During his football 
career, he was named an Ail-American, 
ind for a time reigned as the Kentucky 
Golden Gloves heavyweight boxing 

Following his graduation, he went to 
MaysvUle to teach, and it was there on 
the Ohio River that a talent scout heard 
iiim sing, and his career as a teacher and 
football coach was over. 

He began his new career on a high 
note with the Benny Goodman Orchestra 
for a short period of time before entering 
World War II with the Navy. During his 
aaval service, he was sent to AnnapoUs 
where he received an MA in meterology 
ind in 1964, when he returned to the 

Goodman Orchestra, his career began to 

He made his debut on Broadway in 
"Most Happy FeUa" where he made the 
character of Joey a name to remember. 
He toured the U.S. and appeared in 
London with the same production. 

Since then he has portrayed numer- 
ous lead roles on the Broadway stage in- 
cluding Kent in "Destry Rides Again," 
Johnny Enriglrt in "Donnybrook!" 
among many others. He drew rave re- 
views for his musical performances, as 
weU as from author John Steinbeck who 
praised his portrayal of Lennie in "Of 
Mice and Men," a non-musical produc- 

He has performed in summer stock 
production throughout the country, and 

appeared in nian\ films, including "Last 
American liero." "Caianiily Jane." 
"Black Caesar," "Molly Mapuires." "Ten 
Days Until Tomorrow." and others. 

During his distinguislied career, he 
has recorded more than 300 songs, and 
enjoyed the success of several recordings 
that sold more than one million copies, 
including such old-time favorites as "Peg 
0' My Heart," "Slecp>- Time Gal." "Slow 
Boat to China." "Blue Skies," "Mam'- 
Selle." "Mona Lisa." "My Blue Heaven," 
"What .Are You Doing New >'ear's Eve." 

His success has included two com- 
mand perfomiances bel'orc tlie Queen of 
England, a perfonnance at the Wiiite 
House for President Johnson, and at San 
Clemente for President Nixon. 

His talents have been shared with the 
greats of the industry. He has starred 
with such names as Milton Berlc. Jackie 
Gleason. Debbie Re\nolds, Henry londa, 
Ernie Kovacs. and Steve Allen. 

And. if he looks vagueK' familiar to 
those who glance in his direction it's be- 
cause his appearance in any number of 
television productions like "Knight 
Rider," "Little House on the Prairie," 
"Rockford Files." "Kojak." "Paper 
Chase." and "McL^in's L^w." 

The entertainment industry lias al- 
ready recognized his contributions by 
awarding him a "star" in the sidewalk 
along Hollywood Boulevard. And it is 
only fitting that Eastern follow suit by 
recognizing a man whose long and dis- 
tinguished career spanning nearly half a 
century of performances on stage, screen, 
and television, has brouglit honor to his 
Alma Mater while bringing beautiful 
moments of entertainment to millions 
around the world. 




Hall of 



Carl Hurlev 

UR. Bl 11 Y TUKM R ASlil R, '66 
Vice President for Student Affairs 
Arizona State University 

Dr. Betty Turner Aslier has risen in the 
field of counseling and higher education 
to become a nationally respected adminis- 

She began her career at Brescia 
College in Owensboro where she served as 
assistant professor of education and 
director of the Counseling Center. In 
time, she moved to the University of 
Cincinnati following a master's degree 
from Western Kentucky University, and 
earned her doctorate in the Queen City. 
She was named assistant vice provost and 
later senior associate vice provost for 
student affairs at the University of 

From Cincinnati, she moved farther 
north to become associate vice chancellor 
for academic affairs for the Minnesota 
State System of Higher Education for 
two years, and then moved west to 
assume the vice presidency at America's 
si.xth largest university, Arizona State. 

At ASU, Asher has responsibility for 
1 1 divisions of student affairs, adminis- 
ters a budget of over SI 7 million and pro- 
vides for a successful education experi- 
ence for more than 40,000 students. She 
is the first woman to be appointed to the 
vice presidency of any Arizona university; 
she was selected for that position over 
200 applicants. 

In addition to her professional prog- 
ress, Asher has taken part in various ed- 
ucational activities that have led her to 
her present position. These include atten- 
dance at two management institutes at 
Dartmouth and Harvard, counsulting ac- 
tivities with the Department of the Navy 
on organizational analysis and training, 
and for various businesses and institutions 
of higher education. 

She has written extensively, and has 
served as managing editor of the Ameri- 
can College Personnel Association's edito- 
rial and media boards, worked as their 
1981 convention director, and has 
planned and organized various confer- 
ences in her field. 

She has made presentations at var- 
ious workshops around the country and is 
an active member and plays a major lead- 
ership role in several national and profes- 
sional organizations. 

.\ graduate scholarship honoree at 
the University of Cincinnati and a George 
Gund Foundation Grant recipient at Har- 
vard, Asher has risen througli the ranks of 
liiglier education with her total dedica- 
tion in the field, and it is because of her 
hard work and dedication that she was 
inducted into the EKU Hall of Distin- 
guished Alumni. 

DR.CARLIiURLLY, '65, '66 
America's Funniest Professor 

He began like so many EKU graduates - 

in the classroom with senior and junior 
high students. He moved up to become 
director of personnel development for thf 
Bureau of Vocational Education in 
Frankfort and later became associate pro- 
fessor, then full professor of industrial 
education and technology at Eastern. At 
one time he served as acting chair of the j 
Department of Education and Higher ' 

But Carl Hurley's love of a good yarn 
and his innate abihty to spin it into the 
hearts and minds of his listeners led him 
into the world of entertainment where 
today East Bernstadt, Kentucky, his 1 
birthplace, has become a household word,| 
and we've all grown to love his stories ' 
about Hazel Green Bullfrogs. | 

Today, he's billed as "America's Fun-1 
niest Professor," and few would challenge , 
that contention. He left the halls of 
academe to be a full-time entertainer, i 
who currently makes more than 200 ap- ' 
pearances annually all over the United ' 
States at professional and business i 
groups, educational conferences, conven- ' 
tions, youth meetings, marketing semi- t 
nars, and just recently, on national tele- '< 
vision on "Nashville Now" as a special ' 
guest of Minnie Pearl. ! 

Holder of his baccalaureate and j 
master's degrees from Eastern and his doc- 
torate from the University of Missouri, ' 
Hurley has been honored by the Univer- i 
sity of Missouri for "Outstanding Con- 
tributions to the Field of Education." 
The United States Jaycees named him 
one of the Outstanding Young Men in 
America in 1972. 

With his gift of gab, he inspires his 
audiences and makes them laugh at the 
same time. Few who hear him forget liis 
speech entitled "Serving Up 'Possum on 
the Half-Shell" one of his most requested 

Although he spends most of his time 
on the road, he returns to his Alma Mater 
often to entertain and keep in contact 
with proud friends who have followed his 
career, and who realize that he is a 
worthy candidate for induction into 
Eastern's Hall of Distinguished Alumni. 




Craftsman of Appalachian Musical 

Homer Ledford, '54, began his career as a 
craftsman when he received his first 
pocketknife at 12 and constructed a 
rougli rendition of a musical insrtunient. 
Three years later, at 15, he made his first 
dulcimer, and it was his skill at construct- 
ing this instument that brougiit him rec- 
ognition around the world. 

Since that time, he has been one of 
America's foremost craftsmen of Appala- 
chian musical instruments. He has made 
by hand nearly 5,000 dulcimers, 18 uku- 
leles 375 banjos. 15 guitars, 9 mandolms. 
and, 3 fiddles. Many of his instruments 
have been played in royal command per- 
formances in England, housed in the 
Smithsonian institution, and played by 
the best bluegrass musicians anywhere. 

Born in rural Tennessee, Ledford 
made his first musical instruments out of 
anything that was handy - birch bark, 
lard cans, dynamite boxes — and from 
those early beginnings, he slowly master- 
ed liis craft to become the best at it. 

His gift for music lias led him back 
into teaching after he left that profession 
in 1963 to build musical instruments full- 
time. He has since conducted dulcimer- 
making classes at Berea College and at 
EKU. and has served as guest instructor at 
The National Wildhfe Federation Summit 
held annually in Black Mountain. North 

As Ledford perfected his craft, he 
also became an innovator in the building 
of new instruments. He invented the dul- 
citar wliich has been registered by the 
U.S. Patent Office, and this instrument, 
along with his fretless banjo have been 
purchased and exhibited by the Smith- 
sonian Institution. In addition to these, 
he has invented the dulcibro. a stringed 
instrument which is a combination of dul- 
cimer and dobro guitar. 

Over the years. Ledford has com- 
bined his talents for building and playing, 
and he has entertained on several local 
television shows in Cincinnati, Lexington, 
and Louisville. He and liis own group of 
musicians, known as the Cabin Creek 
Band, play extensively in the area. 

He plays approximately 13 instru- 
ments, including such novelty ones as tiie 
handsaw and jaw harp, and he has enter- 
tained at the governor's mansion in 
Frankfort and taken part in a symposium 
on crafts at the University of New York 
at Buffalo. 

A member of the Kentucky Guild of 
Artists and Craftsmen's Board of Direc- 
tors, he was the first recipient of the 
Noble G. Denniston Award for excellence 
in craftsmanship. His biography . £)i//c/- 

mer Maker: The Craft of Homer L cdford 
has been published by the University 
Press of Kentuck\. 

He is widely recognized as not onl>' 
an outstanding pcrfomicr. but also as iier- 
haps one of the finest craftsmen of tradi- 
tional Appalaciiian nuisical instruments in 
the United States. For his success in liis 
chosen field he was selected to the 
University's Hall of Distinguished 

KOHI Kl li. \I()K(,AN,*54 
President and Director 
Cincinnati Financial Cor|)uratiun 

Wlien Robert B. Morgan began his college 
studies at the age of 16. it was obvious 
that he had the abilit\ lo succeed at his 
chosen career, and following a brief 
teaching stint in Indiana along with ser- 
vice with the U.S. Army, he returned lo 
launch that successful career. 

Irom I9(i0.19(i6. he served as a 
liabilitv underwriter for the Insurance 
company on North America. 

In 1966 he joined the Cincinnati 
Insurance Company as an assistant casual- 
ty manager; three years later he was 
named as assistant vice president. In 
1972 he became the vice president. One 
year later he was appointed general man- 
ager of the conipany. serving two \ears 
before being named executive president 
of that compans'. 

His current responsibilities include 
serving as president and director of the 
Cincinnati Financial Corporation, which 
is composed of five subsidiar\' companies 
with combined assets of ncarl> SI billion 
and one of the finest reputations in the 
insurance industry. 

In addition. Morgan is president and 
director of the Cincinnati Insurance Com- 
pany, one of the five subsidiaries of Cin- 
cinnati Financial Corporation, senior vice 
president and director for the Queen City 
Indenmity Company, vice president for 
the Life Insurance Company of Cincin- 
nati, and serves as a member of the I-.xec- 
utive and Investment Committees for the 
parent corporation as well as a director 
for American Nuclear Insurance in Farm- 
ington. Connecticut. 

In 1982 Robert Morgan was honored 
by the EKU College of Business for his 
success in the business world, and he has 
also served the Universit\ as a member of 
the Insurance Studies Advisory Council. 

A member of the Independent Insur- 
ance Agents Association, he has shared 
his expertise at various conventions and 
meetings in Ohio. Michigan. Tennessee, 
South Carolina, Alabama, and Georgia. 

For liis outstanding success in the in- 
surance field the Executive Council of the 
Alumni Association selected liim for in- 
duction into the University's HaU of Dis- 
tinguished Alumni. 

Robert B. Morgan 





Carrie Lash and Mike York, both of Richmond and J. W. Thurman Alumni 
Scholars, talk with inactive alumni in an effort to increase Alumni Association 
membership. The four-night phonathon in May produced 75 new members 
and was designed by the Division of Development to project future fund 
raising efforts. 


A new concept in institutional support 
at Eastern Kentucky University has been 
adopted by the EKU Alumni Association, 
a move which both University and 
Association officials are confident will 
lead to increased membersliip in the 
Alumni Association and new levels of 
support for EKU. 

Proposed and approved in early 
spring and implemented in May. the new 
Alumni Annual Fund represents a signifi- 
cant advancement for the Alumni Asso- 
ciation and EKU, according to Bill Dosch, 
immediate past president. 

"The initiation of the new Alumni 
Annual Fund is a milestone in the growth 
and development of both the Association 
and EKU," Dosch said. "The new pro- 
gram gives alumni an opportunity to pro- 
vide the kind of support our alma mater 
needs, not just on a level with the alumni 
of sister institutions, but beyond, insuring 
that EKU continues to be a leader in pro- 
viding opportunities for Kentucky's 
youth. We, as alumni, are stewards of 
that leadership position. 

"This new commitment was made to 
strengthen the Association's ability to 
help Eastern fulfill its mission," he contin- 
ued. "The way to do that is by rededicat- 
ing the Association to meaningful support 
of our alma mater, increasing alumni 
involvement, and consequently providing 
more financial support." 

Funds raised for Eastern by the Asso- 
ciation are used to provide scholarships 
(such as the 26 Thurman Scholarships), 

Dr. Jack H. Gibson, EKU director of 
development, explains the new Alumni 
Annual Fund concept to members of the 
Alumni Association Executive Council. 
The new program was implemented in the 
spring and replaces the dues system of 
alumni membership. 


Bruce Whitson, '76, and his wife, Penny 
Lewis Whitson, '79, both of Richmond, 
admire their Hundred Club desk piece, 
one of five appreciation gifts offered to 
alumni for support of the new Alumni 
Annual Fund. Six club levels of giving 
are available, and membership in any club 
also provides active membership in the 
Alumni Association for one year from the 
date of the gift. 

instructional equipment, facilities, library 
holdings, faculty development, student 
and faculty awards, and for general 
support to "Keep Eastern Special." 

The new annual fund replaces the 
dues system of alumni membership. In- 
stead of annual dues, alumni are now 
being asked to make an annual gift to 
EKU through the annual fund. 

"So far, the response has been out- 
standing, with new and renewed member- 
ships coming in daily at all levels," said 
Dr. Ron Wolfe, director of alumni affairs 
and executive secretary of the Alumni 
Association. "Alumni obviously feel 
better about making gifts than paying 

Wolfe explained that an annual gift 
provides membership in the Association 
for a period of 12 months from the date 
of the gift. Gifts are treated much as 
dues were as each alumni will receive a re- 


minder in the month before his or her 
renewal date. 

To recognize those who support 
Eastern through membersliip and gifts, 
the Association has estabhshed six Honor 
Clubs at varying levels of support. Appre 
elation gifts are offered alumni for 
support at five of the six club levels in 
addition to the benefits of membership in 
the Association for all club members 

Wolfe noted that all active and inac- 
tive alumni received a mailing announcing 
the program in May. The Association was 
assisted in the mass mailing project by 
cUents of the Marc Center, a sheltered 
workshop for handicapped adults in Rich- 

An effort to increase membership re- 
ceived assistance from the Student Alum- 
ni Association and the J. W. Thurman 
Alumni Scholars. Ten students partici- 
pated in a four-night phonathon in late 

May, calling inactive alunmi and acquiring 
75 new members. University and Asso- 
ciation officials plan to significantly 
expand this effort next year. 

Beverly McMaine Fogle, '79, second from 
left, director of the MARC Center, a shel- 
tered workshop for handicapped adults in 
Richmond, supervises center clients in the 
preparation of the mass mailing announc- 
ing the Alumni Annual Fund. 

You and I may enjoy benefits as a result of our member- 
ship in the EKU Alumni Association. But, the primary bene- 
fit is being a part of an organization which exists to help 
make a real difference at Eastern. 

We can do that in basically three ways: 1) personal 
communication with potential students, 2) making legislators 
aware of the importance and societal benefits of Eastern and 
the need for adequate funding, and, 3) providing financial 
support for qualitative academic enhancement which is, no 
doubt, in The Margin For Excellence. 

The new Annual Fund will have a tremendous impact in 
all three areas since it encourages the involvement of addi- 
tional alumni in the Association. 

The Association is only as strong as its individual mem- 
bers and "a University is only as great as the Alumni support 
it receives." I am extremely pleased to be a part of this great 
effort and know that you and I will "KEEP EASTERN 

George Proctor 

Alumni Association 



EKU celebrated the 50th anniversary 
MUSIC CAMPS this summer. 

The Department of Speech and Theatre 
Arts presented Mary Kyte's "Tintypes," 
a hit Broadway musical, and Peter 
Shaffer's "Equus," a Tony Award win- 
ning drama, as the spring semester pro- 

The Department of Art offered 
four exhibitions during spring semester, 
the first, an exhibition of photographs 
and colleges by Joseph and Margaret 
Gluhman of Western Kentucky Univer- 
sity, and ceramics by Esther E. Randall 
of Berea College. Fantasy drawings by 
Klaus Kallenberger and functional ce- 
ramics of Peter MacDougall made up the 
second display, along with the annual 
EKU Regional Higii School Art E.xJiibi- 
tion. Third, the Bachelor of Fine Arts 
Candidates' Exhibition filled the gallery, 
and finally the annual EKU Student Art 
Exliibition closed the season. 

Higliland pipers, Scottish dancers 
and lovers of poetry gathered in late 
January to celebrate Robert Bums 
Night at EKU. This celebration was in 
honor of the poet's 226th birthday, and 
a haggis was brought out and properly 

The severe winter weather caused 
officials at EKU to delay the start of 
summer school one week to give stu- 
dents and teachers in the region's sec- 

ondary and elementary schools time to 
complete their semesters before enroll- 
ing in EKU's summer school. Summer 
registration was held Monday, June 17 
and classes began Tuesday, June 18. 

The Aviation Program was host to 
the Blue Grass Chapter of "The 99's" 
in February. "The 99's" is an organiza- 
tion of women pilots. The meeting was 
designed to acquaint women with edu- 
cational opportunities in aviation. 

In February the EKU Board of Re- 
gents approved a program to support 
basic skills proficiencies in reading, writ- 
ing and mathematics. The Develop- 
mental Studies Program is an expansion 
of the University's efforts to assist 
students who are under-prepared for 
university-level studies. 

Novelist Edwin Moses visited the 
campus March 25 to 27 as Writer-ln 
Residence. While in Richmond, Moses 
visited classes, met with area writers to 
discuss their work and gave a public 
reading of his work-in-progress, a new 
novel, "Erika." 

The 50th Annual Stephen Collins 
Foster Music Camps got under way in 
June. The Foster camp is one of the 
oldest continuous summer music camps 
in the nation. 

The chief of staff of the U.S. Army 
cited EKU's Army ROTC program as 
one of tiie top 15 ROTC detachments in 
the nation. Gen. John A. Wickliam Jr. 
said EKU was in the top 5 percent of 
more than 300 detachments nationwide. 

Air Force ROTC will be offered for 
the first time at EKU next semester. 
University and Air Force officials an- 
nounced in late March. Beginning next 
year the first two years of Air Force 
ROTC study will be offered at 

In early April the EKU Residence 
Hall Programs o\T\cc and the Division c 
Intramural Programs sponsored a bal- 
loon race, the first of what sponsors 
hope will become an annual event. 

From April 22 to May 10 EKU po 
lice officers provided pedestrian crossin 
assistance at llie intersection of Lan- 
caster Avenue and University Drive. 
The officers provided extra protection 
for students crossing between campus 
and the Lancaster Avenue parking lot 

Brig. Gen. Thomas G. Lightner, com- 
mander of the Army's Second Reserve 
Officers Training Corps Region at Fort 
Knox, presented a commendation of 
EKU's ROTC PROGRAM to President 
Hanly Funderburk in late May. 

The Board of Regents approved a 
1985-86 educational and eeneral ex- 


may become an 
annual event at 



penditures budget of more tlian S60 
million at its meeting April 13. The 
Board also approved more than SI 2 mil- 
lion in revenues and expenditures in 
auxiliary enterprises. 

The first "Dean's Awards"' were 
given out last semester to more than 
250 students for academic achieve- 
ments. The award is a lapel pin. Stu- 
dents who make the Dean's List for a 
given semester and who have been on 
the Dean's List for two previous semes- 
ters are eligible for the Dean's Award. 

Tliis summer's Creative Writing 
Conference featured nationally known 
authors Charles Bracelen Flood, James 
Sherburne, and Lee Pennington. The 
conference ran June 1 7 to 21 . 

Patterson Biggs, an aerospace ed- 
ucator from the National Aeronautics 
and Space Administration's Langley Re- 
search Center in Hampton, Va., spoke in 
early July to an aerospace education 
course for science teachers. 

The College of Business recently 
donated 140 books to the Development 
of Malawian Traders Trust (Dematt) in 
the African Repubhc of Malawi. Malawi 
is an EngUsh -speaking nation of 6.6 
million people in east-central Africa 
bordered by Zambia, Tanzania and 
Mozambique. Mrs. D. Mesher, a recent 
EKU graduate, wrote to the head of 
EKU College of Business requesting 
books for Dematt. She worked in 
Malawi during 1982. Dr. Charles Hil- 
ton, chairman of the Department of 
Business Administration, said the books 
were out-of-date textbooks that pro- 
fessors had accumulated in various de- 

partments of the college. 

During the spring and early summer 
the University established the Eastern 
Kentucky University Legislative Net- 
work, an association of friends and 
alumni who will work to promote the 
cause of education through contacts 
with the Kentucky General Assembly. 
The network has been established for all 
legislators in EKU's 22-county service 
area. Eventually the network will also 
cover other key legislators from those 
areas where EKU has a significant num- 
ber of students. 

Loy Lee. assistant station manager and mu- 
sic & fine arts coordinator of WLKl'-IM, 
operates the station's control board in the 
Perkins Building. WEKU-F M will soon be 
joined by sister station WEKH-FM in 
Hazard. The two stations, now known as 
"FM 88/90," will operate jointU from the 
Richmond studios. Signal tests of WLKH- 
FM in Hazard began in Jul> , and the 
station expects to lia\e a grand opening 
celebration sometime this fall. FM 88,90 
broadcasts fi?ic arts, news, public affairs 
and jazz. 


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The third dramatic change for 
alumni is one which affects every con- 
stituency of the University, the inaugur- 
ation of a new president. Dr. Hanly 
Funderburk has completed the first six 
months of his presidency, and a